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Achieva XR rampable from 1.5T to 3.0T

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MRI NetForum Team Philips Healthcare Philips Global

Philips displayed a strong presence at the 2006 meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 26 - Dec. 1, in Chicago. Customers were treated to a diverse product lineup that showcased highly scalable MRI solutions, including the new Achieva 3.0T X-series, featuring a new magnet, gradient system and RF coils for enhanced performance and a large FOV, and the incredible new Achieva XR, a system with an upgrade path that includes the ability to ramp the field strength from 1.5T to 3.0T.
Rampable Achieva XR was revealed at RSNA 2006.

Achieva X-series attracts attention at RSNA meeting

The Achieva XR system - a member of the X-series (R = rampable) - is equipped with a 3.0T magnet that functions at a 1.5T field strength on initial delivery, enabling a transition to 3.0T without requiring a "forklift upgrade". The Achieva XR appeals to customers who are considering the acquisition of 3.0T but are also concerned with higher cost. With a price point between a 1.5T and 3.0T system, the Achieva XR gives extra flexibility to customers who are undecided about whether to invest in a 1.5T or 3.0T system.

"Since we unveiled the Achieva XR, we've received countless inquiries about where people can see the unit," says  Jacques Coumans, VP Global Marketing. "Customers want to know when they can place an order and expect delivery.
"Although the Achieva XR was intended for the North American market," he continues, "the response has been overwhelmingly positive from all key markets around the globe."
Philips also introduced a mobile configuration of Achieva 3.0T X-series, the world's first mobile 3.0T scanner. Installed in a custom trailer, the Achieva 3.0T mobile provides increased accessibility while offering X-series technology that provides better performance, a larger FOV and a system that is as easy to use as a 1.5T scanner.

Simplifying MRI with SmartExam

Fully automated SmartExam knee, spine and brain studies - encompassing planning, scanning and post-processing - were demonstrated in daily live demo sessions broadcasted from an Achieva scanner in The Netherlands.
By combining ExamCards with the anatomy recognition software of SmartExam, technologists can perform an entire MR exam with a single mouse-click, including automated planning, scanning and processing.
Available to new and existing users of Achieva 3.0T, Achieva 1.5T and Panorama 1.0T, SmartExam offers patient scan reproducibility, and may translate to greater daily throughput. Users can share ExamCards via the Philips NetForum Community, which enables ExamCard downloads directly into the scanner.
Simplicity is one click to plan, scan and process your MR exam
Simplicity is one click to plan, scan and process your MR exam



Leader in open MR

Showcased in the Ambient Experience pavilion, the Panorama 1.0T demonstrated how Philips has become a world leader in open MR. The high field performance, open aperture and Ambient Experience that Panorama 1.0T provides captivated RSNA attendees. In addition, a number of new ST coils were announced: knee coil, large multipurpose coil, medium body/spine coil and a shoulder coil.
"Due to recent successes, we have seen interest in Panorama 1.0T increase dramatically among both international and North American customers," says Jon Schneider, product manager open MR. "The word is definitely getting out in the marketplace and more customers are coming by to investigate this system."
Panorama 1.0T

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