IQon Spectral CT

See the difference between imaging and insight

 

No longer do you have to choose between viewing anatomical structures and identifying material composition. Philips IQon, the world's first spectral detector-based CT, lets you do both with in-depth spectral information on demand and retrospective analysis, at low-dose.

 

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One case, two ways

 

To illustrate the power of IQon Spectral CT, we present two hypothetical patients with identical health profiles, both complaining of abdominal pain. Their doctors schedule CT scans to learn more. One patient undergoes a traditional CT scan, while the other gets an IQon Spectral CT scan. The process is the same for both patients, and the workflow is nearly identical for the hospital staff.

Traditional CT patient

Connor P.

Age: 51

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 175 lbs

 

Abdominal CTA scan with a 70-second contrast injection delay

IQon Spectral CT patient

Tom M.

Age: 50

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 165 lbs

 

Abdominal CTA scan with a 70-second contrast injection delay

Each CT produces a conventional CT image that shows anatomical structures in the abdomen.

Traditional CT image

Traditional CT image

IQon Spectral CT image

IQon Spectral CT image

But what if one view isn't enough?

 

In this hypothetical example, the radiologists need more information about a visible mass in the pancreas. They have to be able to confirm the material composition in order to make a confident diagnosis.

Traditional CT image

With a traditional CT, if the image is inconclusive, the patient may be asked to return for an additional scan.
Traditional CT image view

IQon Spectral CT image

Unlike traditional CT images, IQon Spectral CT images capture spectral information every time — without special planning or set-up. That means you can analyze the spectral data in any image retrospectively, using a variety of spectral viewing tools. You can do things like adjust the monoenergetic level and isolate material composition. Try it yourself below.

Energy slider

Composition mapping

Additional MonoE view

Key features

How it works

 

The IQon Spectral CT adds spectral resolution to traditional CT scanning through a new dual-layer spectral detector. With a Yttrium-based scintillator, the NanoPanel prism detector identifies photons of high energy and low energy simultaneously, allowing you to not only view anatomy, but also use color to characterize the material content of critical structures.

A conversation with Oren Zarchin
The IQon Spectral CT is a collaboration of physics, radiology and medicine. Learn more about its development in partnership with radiology specialists at Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center.
How Spectral CT technology works
The IQon Spectral CT generates high light output and reduces image noise at low energy. See how advances in material science and nanotechnology enhance spectral detector capabilities.

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