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Philips Introduces Multi-Modality Breast Workspace to Complement Comprehensive Portfolio of Diagnostic Imaging Solutions for Breast Care
Date:12/1/2009

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- At this year's annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Royal Philips Electronics ( PHG, AEX: PHI) will introduce the Integral Breast Workspace, a set of solutions that provides radiologists the ability to review multi-modality breast images at one workspot to help drive quality and efficiency. Showcasing its commitment to breast care, Philips will also highlight new capabilities for its portfolio of diagnostic imaging systems in Mammography, Ultrasound and MRI.

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Globally, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women. New guidelines suggest a multi-modality approach to screening, diagnosis and management. With an increasing number of patients and the need to review data from multiple modalities, radiologists are challenged with keeping up with the volume of studies that must be interpreted and reported on multiple workstations. Philips Integral Breast Workspace addresses this need for integrated image and information management.

"Think of all the duplicate work we currently do with all the separate systems," said Gillian Newstead, M.D., director of Clinical Breast Imaging at the University of Chicago. "Integration will save us a lot of time. And, at the same time it connects to better care for the patients by more accurately relating findings from the different modalities."

"Philips is focused on developing technologies that enhance services provided to women - from screening to diagnosis, treatment, management, surveillance and the exchanges in between," said Pat Venters, vice president, Women's Healthcare and Oncology Care Cycle Program, Philips Healthcare. "The introduction of the Integral Breast Workspace supports our goal of helping to improve the health and quality
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