MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) – Philips, a leading health technology company, recently installed the Philips IQon Spectral CT with Ambient Experience in Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital. The IQon is the world’s first and only detector-based spectral CT.
The IQon Spectral CT delivers multiple layers of retrospective data in a single, low-dose scan. Fully integrated with current workflow, this proprietary approach to CT delivers extraordinary diagnostic quality, empowering hospitals to improve clinical confidence and make the right diagnosis in the first scan.
By delivering spectral results 100% of the time in a single scan, the Philips IQon Spectral CT reduces time and costs by decreasing the number of patient findings that are indeterminate, providing the opportunity to positively impact patient care. It also reduces the need for additional tests through the ability to create angiograms from routine or low injected contrast volume studies.
This advanced CT has been installed in combination with Philips’ Ambient Experience, an approach to clinical environment design that aims to help facilitate reduced patient stress, increased staff satisfaction and improved workflow. The integrated architecture, design and enabling technologies, such as dynamic lighting and sound, allows patients to personalize their environment and surround themselves in a relaxing atmosphere that can help calm them, increase efficiency and improve workflow. Patients can select room themes with sound to personalize the environment. This helps patients to feel engaged and provides them with positive distraction and a feeling of control.