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You have experienced first-hand the impact the CT Big Bore has on your organization, staff and patient outcomes. Integrating the most advanced tools, software, and service, will help you enhance patient care and operational efficiency. With over 1200 trusted Big Bore installations worldwide and a history of firsts in the radiation oncology space, at Philips we are constantly redefining ways to boost your confidence in the critical clinical decisions you make every day.

Advance accuracy via superb image quality

Experience superb image quality with IMR
Through low-contrast resolution, low dose, high image quality, and virtually noise-free1 images, iterative model reconstruction (IMR) technology delivers visualization of fine detail and subtle structures.

Enhance visualization coronal and sagittal images with 32 slices
Big Bore 32-slice uses 32 reconstructed slices of data through overlapped reconstruction that allows for excellent visualization in coronal and sagittal images by reducing splay artifacts in images.

Unveil obscured tissue for more accurate tumor contouring with O-MAR
O-MAR algorithm can significantly reduce metal artifacts on treatment planning CT images, which enables better anatomical structure visualization and improves radiation oncologists’ confidence in target delineation.

Enhance clinical accuracy with 4D CT
4D CT with bellows and amplitude binning, include in the pulmonary tool kit for oncology, allows for more accurate treatment of tumors and critical organs, even in irregular breathers.

Gather material data from your images with dual energy capabilities
The Spectral Analysis application allows separation and analysis of materials such as calcium, iodine and uric acid when used with dual-energy scan data.

Enhance image quality with 80 kW power2
Image large patients with confidence and consistent image quality.

Enhance productivity with versatile workflow tools

Simulate anywhere with TumorLOC
TumorLOC offers accurate and efficient workflow in imaging simulation by allowing for scan-to-plan functionality directly at the scanner console, integrating more seamlessly with Philips Pinnacle³ treatment planning tools.

TumorLOC’s ‘Sim Anywhere’ feature gives physicians and dosimetrists on the fly access to simulations, between rounds or patient visits.

Get to treatment plans fast with IMR
IMR generates images with profound detail of subtle and small structures in less than three minutes for the majority of reference protocols, enabling robust auto-segmentation that requires less manual intervention- fast contouring and time to treatment.

Manage patient positioning and dose needs with DoseRight
Placing patients in the isocenter of the CT cannot always be achieved when setting up for the CT simulation. DoseRight, Philips automated dose tool, takes into account the couch height while performing dose modulation to avoid compromise to image quality.

Simplify workflow by sharing a common patient database with Pinnacle³
TumorLOC with Pinnacle, offers enhanced simulation capabilities. Patient information can be automatically imported from CT Big Bore into Pinnacle with minimal user actions.

Increase patient and staff satisfaction by creating positive experiences

Empower your teams to deliver with world class training
Our world class training programs are taught by dosimetrists and therapists who understand the nuances and challenges of patient care that goes well beyond scanner features and buttons, so that you may best serve your patients.

Enhance palliative care options with TumorLOC
Infrastructure to create treatment plans for palliative patients leads to enhanced patient experience. Palliative “Sim to Treat” tools bypass simulation and go directly to treatment.

Reduce patient stress during scans with ambient lighting
Ambient Experience envelops the patient in soothing light and sound, helps reduce patient stress. Patients become active participants by choosing from an array of room themes. This optional immersive experience provides positive distraction, allowing your staff to focus on the task at hand.

Maximize value of your investment

Improve continuously with PerformanceBridge
PerformanceBridge offers a flexible suite of continuous performance improvement solutions which provide a path to help you find and maximize opportunities for doing more with less – all while helping you focus on patient care.

Harmonize calibrations with new phantoms
Improved reliability and repeatability of calibrations with the new harmonized phantoms.

Advance system security and stay abreast of regulatory standards with essentials package
The essentials package provides robust cyber-security and encryption to ensure patient privacy. Tools (such as whitelisting) help keep the CT environment secure and meet regulatory standards, including XR-26 and NEMA XR-29. Microsoft Windows 10 Operation System deployed across entire CT system.

Extend capabilities with interventional controls
Knowing that the expansion of capabilities is important for you to maximize your investment, the Big Bore RT provides enhanced image quality and interventional controls that allow it to be used as a diagnostic scanner for your radiology needs as well.

Philips SmartPath provides you easy access to solutions and innovations for the full life of your computed tomography system, so you can boost your clinical and operational potential and achieve your organizational goals.

1 In clinical practice, the use of IMR may reduce CT patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location, and clinical practice. A consultation with a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task. Lower image noise, improved spatial resolution, improved low-contrast detectability, and/or dose reduction, were tested using reference body protocols. All metrics were tested on phantoms. Dose reduction assessments were performed using 0.8 mm slices, and tested on the MITA CT IQ Phantom (CCT183, The Phantom Laboratory), using human observers. Data on file.

2 Not applicable to systems with software versions prior to v4.2 iPatient version

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