Philips has launched the Spectral Computed Tomography (CT) 7500, its latest scanner for precision diagnosis. The spectral-detector based system aims to improve disease characterisation and reduce the need for follow-up scans or rescans by producing high-quality images.

The scanner features a fully-integrate spectral workflow than can enable operators to save time and scan patients more quickly. Chest and head spectral scans take under a second, while a full upper body scan takes under two seconds.

Around 10 per cent of patient deaths each year are thought to be contributed to by a missed or delayed diagnosis and between 10-20 per cent of all diagnoses are estimated to be inaccurate. As well as the adverse effect for patient outcomes, this also has a hugely detrimental financial cost.

Philips’ new scanner has so far demonstrated that it can reduce diagnosis time by 35 per cent, whilst also reducing repeat scans by a quarter and follow-up scans by 30 per cent.

Kees Wesdorp, Philips Chief Business Leader of Precision Diagnosis, commented: “With such great human and financial costs due to misdiagnosis, Spectral CT 7500 sets a new standard of care where image quality, dose and workflow come together to deliver valuable clinical insights.”

“This latest intelligent system helps to bring clarity to defining moments in healthcare by delivering on certainty, simplicity and reliability in every clinical area from cardiac care, to emergency radiology, diagnostic oncology, intervention and radiation oncology.”

“Our detector-based spectral technology ensures spectral data is always available and is seamlessly integrated into current workflows, meaning scans are fast, and clinicians are able to send patients the right treatment pathway with a more confident diagnosis.”

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