“With this innovative mask that fits into Philips’ head coil, we expect to acquire head and neck images for radiotherapy planning with diagnostic image quality and improved patient comfort,” said Marielle Philippens, Associate Professor, MRI for Radiotherapy at University Medical Center Utrecht (Utrecht, The Netherlands), who is currently using the integrated Philips and MacroMedics solution.
“The superior soft tissue imaging of MR together with advances in the integration and orchestration of data, including the use of artificial intelligence, promise greater clarity and less subjectivity in planning radiotherapy for head and neck cancer,” said Ilya Gipp, Chief Medical Officer Oncology Solutions at Philips. “Our collaboration with MacroMedics to develop a patient-friendly mask system compatible with our high-resolution dStream imaging coils highlights Philips’ commitment to providing the precision tools needed for the localization and characterization of difficult-to-treat tumors.”
Philips’ radiation oncology portfolio is designed to provide greater clarity by empowering oncologists with accurate image guidance, integrated workflows, and the versatility to deliver the precise, adaptive, personalized treatment every patient deserves. The company’s products and services are enhanced through strategic clinical and technology partnerships, vendor-neutral device integration, advanced imaging and AI algorithms to help physicians deliver more confident diagnoses and treatment pathways for patients.
During ASTRO 2022, Philips will also highlight its strategic partnership with Elekta in precise and personalized oncology care. Building on their successful collaboration to develop Elekta Unity, the world's first high-field MR-linac (linear accelerator), the two companies are collaborating to further deliver image-guided adaptive treatment and oncology informatics solutions to personalize and improve cancer care.
Philips is showcasing its latest innovations in radiation oncology at ASTRO 2022 (October 23-26, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.), all of which are designed to help increase accuracy across imaging, planning, and treatment; improve patient and staff satisfaction; accelerate time to treatment; and maximize investment value. Visit Philips at ASTRO 2022 for more information on Philips’ radiation oncology innovations being highlighted at the event. Join Philips in Booth #2761 and follow @PhilipsLiveFrom for #ASTRO22 updates throughout the event.
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