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Philips CT Marketing Philips Healthcare • USA

Delivering outstanding oncology care for your patients means reaching confident diagnoses through excellent imaging, in an environment of increased pressure to manage healthcare spending. Philips Diamond Select, our qualified refurbishment program, offers you affordable, high-quality, up-to-date CT technology.

Philips Brilliance CT Big Bore was designed from the ground up as a CT simulator, optimized to meet the specific needs of radiation oncology and CT simulation, focused on accuracy, patient positioning, superb imaging performance, and the intuitive workflow that your day demands.

Key advantages
  • 85 cm patient aperture with a true 60 cm scan field of view (SFOV)
  • Fast, personalized workflow for high quality imaging at low dose
  • Metal artifact reduction for large orthopedic implants with O-MAR (optional)
  • Motion evaluation with 4D CT tools

Demand excellence in CT simulation

Personalized workflow with iPatient
In radiation oncology, iPatient offers personalized workflow for CT simulation imaging. Dedicated oncology exam cards enable consistency from scan-to-scan in diverse patient populations. iPatient provides a simple user interface to manage image quality, dose and speed.

Imaging performance with iDose4 and O-MAR
iDose4 improves image quality through artifact prevention, noise reduction, and increased spatial resolution at low dose.2 O-MAR reduces artifacts caused by large orthopedic implants and improves visualization of organs and structures. Together, they produce high quality images with reduced artifacts.

“O-MAR corrected images are more suitable for the entire treatment planning process by offering better anatomical structure visualization, improving radiation oncologists’ confidence in target delineation.”3
Motion evaluation with 4D CT tools
Evaluate motion of the tumor and critical organs during breathing to aid in clinical decision-making regarding the size of the target volume and gated treatment delivery. The resulting images are used to identify a target volume that encompasses the entire range of tumor motion.

Marking and simulation with TumorLOC
TumorLOC provides fast and efficient tools for patient marking and simulation from the scanner console. This includes consistent and reproducible setup from simulation to treatment, the ability to localize isocenter for treatment targets, and palliative “Sim to Treat” tools that bypass simulation and go directly to treatment.

  1. “CT Simulation Refresher Course” Sasa Mutic, M.S., Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  2. Improved image quality is defined by improvements in spatial resolution and/or noise reduction as measured in phantom studies.
  3. “Clinical evaluation of a commercial orthopedic metal artifact reduction tool for CT simulations in radiation therapy”, Li, et al., Medical Physics, Vol 39(12), pp 7507–7517.


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CT Big Bore
4D, Body, chest, CT simulation, Hips, iDose4, image quality, implant, iPatient, low dose, metal artifact reduction, O-MAR, Oncology, orthopedic, Pelvis, Pinnacle, refurbished equipment, tumor, Tumor LOC, workflow
 

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