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Philips Showcases Interventional Radiology Solutions to Support Growing Need For Minimally-Invasive Procedures
Date:11/30/2009

l instruments, which further strengthens Philips' family of recognized interventional solutions.

On display at this year's RSNA, PercuNav is integrated into the Philips interventional suite of products, striving to improve accuracy for interventional radiology procedures while seeking to reduce contrast, radiation dose and interventional CT time. The system provides three-dimensional visualization and navigation tools to guide instruments to desired targets, even when the target is hard to see or difficult to reach. Philips PercuNav tracks the tips of flexible and rigid instruments while inside the patient and displays the instrument position, orientation and trajectory on pre-procedure and intra-procedure images. The system can also generate and display fused multi-modality images to leverage the combined advantages of resolution, contrast and real-time feedback from different modalities.

In addition to interventional procedures such as biopsy and ablation, PercuNav's image fusion and visualization can be used to enhance diagnostic imaging studies by synchronizing stored images with real-time ultrasound.

Brilliance iCT Interventional Tools

A new suite of interventional tools on the Brilliance iCT enables CT-guided procedures on one of the industry's fastest and most powerful CT scanner platforms. With Brilliance iCT's new 3.0 software release, Philips offers two unique packages to facilitate interventional procedures in the CT gantry room -- Continuous CT (CCT) and CT Fluoroscopy.

Continuous CT biopsy mode enables the clinician to perform gantry room scans using a foot pedal to keep their hands free to focus on the procedure and includes a remote monitor for viewing. Adhering to Philips' DoseWise design philosophy, each exposure is a 240° axial scan centered beneath the patient to shield the clinician's hands from direct X-ray exposure. CT Fluoroscopy provides real-time guid
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