Philips and SLMC release meaningful innovation impacting patient care

May 22, 2014

Philips iDose4 Premium package is a revolutionary radiation dose reduction solution for CT scanners without compromising on image quality and ensuring enhanced patient safety.


Manila, Philippines—Philips recently installed its powerful iterative reconstruction technology, iDose4 Premium package, at the St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC).  Since lowering radiation dose has become a concern for healthcare professionals, the new application has been engineered to help lessen radiation level in CT scan procedures.


Used in combination with the advanced technologies of the Philips Premium CT scanner, this provides a unique approach to managing important factors in patient care – low energy, low dose, and low injected contrast imaging without compromising on image quality.


"Radiation Dose reduction has always been a commitment of SLMC," said Dr. Nelson Pasia, Head of SLMC-Global City’s CT scan section. Staying true to the mantra of the hospital in serving patients with utmost excellence, Dr. Pasia goes on to say that, "all the CT scan procedures conducted at SLMC Global City are appropriately justified –that all strategies needed to reduce radiation dose will be utilized in their medical equipment."


The majority of hospitals have an opportunity to apply iDose4 Premium, during head, whole body, chest, abdomen CT scans. iDose4 Premium is also applicable during special procedures like CT cardiac angiography, and Pulmonary angiography. The biggest impact of iDose4 Premium is in pediatric CT scans where it is ensuring the safest dose protocols without compromising on image quality and clinical information.


According to Dr. Pasia, the iDose4 Premium solution is a specialized tool installed on Philips CT scanners,that provides an improved spatial resolution and image quality attained at lowering radiation dose. iDose4 reconstruction is achieved in seconds rather than minutes. The majority of reference protocols are reconstructed in 60 seconds or less.


This technology decreases concern for risk of radiation-related illness. Aside from iterative reconstruction technique that radiologists can use to adjust image quality and x-ray dose levels, it also has robust artifact prevention abilities that best benefits the patient.


"Philips is dedicated to shaping the future of healthcare in the Philippines by delivering innovative solutions that address major healthcare challenges. The Philips iDose4 Premium package incorporates powerful imaging technology which pushes the boundaries to improve diagnostic imaging," said FabiaTetterroo-Bueno, country manager for Philips.


"This further reiterates Philips commitment of ensuring the need to zero compromise in patient care, while offering affordable high quality healthcare solutions," stressed Ms Fabia.

Media Contact:

Bessie Arciga
Corporate Communications Manager
Philips Electronics & Lighting Inc.
+63 9175659733


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