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Frost & Sullivan Awards Philips Healthcare for Brilliance iCT 256 Slice and iCT SP 128 Slice CT Systems
Date:3/23/2009

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the medical imaging market, Frost & Sullivan presents Philips Healthcare with the 2009 North American Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation of the Year Award for its Brilliance iCT 256 slice and iCT SP 128 slice computed tomography (CT) systems. The Brilliance iCT imaging systems are not only leading edge technology; they are also part of a complete portfolio of solutions and services from Philips that facilitate the success of every CT imaging operation.

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To develop the Brilliance iCT CT system Philips has brought technology innovation to every component of the CT imaging chain. The iCT optimizes imaging speed, X-Ray tube power, detector coverage, and dose utility mechanisms to deliver unsurpassed diagnostic accuracy at lower radiation doses. The Philips Essence technology, comprised of new X-ray tubes, 8-centimeter nano-panel detectors and RapidView reconstruction, combined with other innovative technologies such as the air-bearing gantry allowing faster rotation, contribute to the Brilliance iCT's reputation as one of the most advanced CT imaging systems on the market. As a result of these technology advances, the system provides leading image quality and temporal resolution, and can reduce scan times by half, requiring significantly less contrast than previous models while also offering dual energy and leading dose management capabilities.

"In designing the Brilliance iCT scanner, Philips has successfully overcome technical trade-offs to develop a system that is both highly capable and cost-effective," explains Frost & Sullivan Senior Industry Analyst Nadim Daher. "The iCT was designed from the ground up to deliver the dependability and performance required in CT operations inclu
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