In a bid to provide better imaging solutions in the field of healthcare, Philips Healthcare, India has launched a new line of imaging devices that will be enabled by AI-based software.
Aimed at helping radiologists and imaging departments across hospitals, the three products launched are, Access CT 32 Slice, Ingenia Prodiva 1.5T MRI and Dura Diagnost F30 Digital X-ray.
Rohit Sathe, president of Philips Healthcare, India, said , “Philips has always been focussing on the emerging workflow and diagnostic needs of radiologists in India, by developing meaningful innovations in imaging.The new offerings in MRI, CT and Digital X-ray are developed to help radiologists diagnose faster, more accurately with added benefit of lower ownership costs and better patient experience. I am sure that these solutions will effectively meet the expectations of the radiologists and imaging departments”.
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Philips’ Access CT 32 Slice is designed to provide flexibility and superior quality images. An added benefit is the accurate diagnosis it provides at a lower cost of ownership. Ingenia Prodiva 1.5T MRI on the other hand, has already been installed in over 2,000 places across the globe. It is based on the tested dStream digital broadband technology and comes with a Breeze Workflow guided patient setup. Philips’ third AI-based healthcare product is the DuraDiagnost F30 Digital X-ray, which enables improved clinical judgements and reduces the burden on imaging personnel.
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