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Confident image interpretation

More clarity with Bone suppression

Philips Bone Suppression* is an innovative image enhancement technology designed to increase the clarity of adult erect chest radiographs by suppressing bones on digital images. This solution is integrated into the latest DigitalDiagnost C90 providing a soft tissue image for digital chest radiographs.

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Radiography decision support


Bone Suppression provides a soft tissue image in addition to the conventional chest image and thus adds further decision-making support to the radiologist without the need for additional X-ray dose or time. With Bone Suppression actionable lung nodule detection is improved up to 16.8%.**

Bone suppression in the Eleva workflow


It is fully integrated into the Eleva workflow of the system. Depending on the protocol, for each adult erect chest PA/AP image a bone-suppressed image can be automatically be generated and sent to PACS in addition to the conventional image. Thus, the conventional and the bone-suppressed image can be accessed and reviewed at the PACS viewing station at any time. This is a quick and easy step to support decision-making.

Main benefits of Bone Suppression


  • More confident image interpretation
  • Enables detection of 1 in 6 nodules previously missed**
  • Fully integrated into the Eleva Workflow
  • Images automatically added to patient files
  • Uses existing chest X-rays from regular examination, so no additional procedures/doses required
  • Immediate display on existing PACS viewer
  • No need for extra equipment
  • No additional examination times

Philips Bone Suppression* improves actionable lung nodule detection up to 16.8%.**

* ClearRead Bone Suppression by Riverain Technologies

** Freedman M et al. Improved detection of lung nodules with novel software that suppresses the rib and clavicle shadows on chest radiographs. Radiology. 2011.

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