Philips is expanding its radiology offerings: Here’s how

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PhilipsPhilips today announced three new products and services related to its radiology offerings, including 3D printed models, a new CT scanner and an extension of a partnership with Banner Health.

On the 3D printing front, agreements with industry leaders 3D Systems and Stratasys will enable Philips customers through Philips’s IntelliSpace Portal 10 to have a seamless connection to 3D Systems and Stratasys solutions. The agreement is meant to allow radiologists to more quickly produce 3D printed models to better understand patient anatomy.

“Enhancing how we visualize anatomy and diseases, like cancerous tumors, can profoundly affect the level of personalized care we can deliver to patients,” Yair Briman, business leader for healthcare informatics at Philips, said in a news release.

“By improving 3D printing capabilities by working with 3D Systems and Stratasys, we aim to empower providers to improve care for complex cases and increase diagnostic confidence,” Briman said.

Also today, Philips unveiled the IQon Elite Spectral CT, which the company is touting as able to deliver more confident patient diagnoses in the first scan. The IQon Elite’s faster reconstruction speeds also make it able to scan up to 200 CT patients per day, according to Philips. A new radiation therapy planning couch and bariatric tabletop enable scanning of larger patients.

The extension of the multi-year partnership with Arizona-based Banner includes adoption of Philips’s PerformanceBridge Practice – a suite of operational performance improvement software and services that help radiology departments enhance productivity, improve the patient and staff experience and deliver better value-based care.

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