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Philips Answers the Call for Worldwide Access to Advanced Imaging Systems for Diagnosis and Treatment
Date:11/30/2011

at expanding and upgrading health care infrastructure to stem the shortage of basic health care services in many regions. Improving access to health care is also on the agenda in many other parts of the world, including regions such as East Africa.

"No matter where they are in the world, clinicians share the same challenge: more patients to see, with less money available per patient," said Gene Saragnese, executive vice president and CEO, Imaging Systems, for Philips Healthcare. "It is our job to understand their needs, and provide meaningful solutions that significantly expand access to care. Our bolstered global footprint is helping us reach more and more people with the imaging they need, and deserve."

Philips showcases its latest value solutions based on relevant and local clinical and business needs

TruFlight Select PET/CT: Philips TruFlight Select positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is the first economical PET/CT system to incorporate the premium time-of-flight (TOF) technology, Astonish TF, helping to provide virtually all clinicians access to the advantages of premium TOF technology. TOF technology is designed to enhance image quality by reducing image artifacts and providing higher sensitivity. The resulting images help clinicians better detect and locate lesions to increase diagnostic confidence and preserve healthy tissue during treatment. According to a recent study(i), TOF scans can help to improve lung and liver lesion delectability. In the study, the improvement was more pronounced in heavy patients. This product is expected to become globally available in the fourth quarter.

MX16EVO slice CT system: The Philips MX16EVO CT system delivers 16-slice technology and a wide detector, resulting in fast, high-resolution scanning, with shorter breath-hold time and high patient throughput, while maintaining high-quality imaging. In addition, metal artifact reduction technology enhan
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