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Date:11/27/2012

tization directly at the patient, delivering high signal to noise ratio (SNR) that benefits image quality and speed. The lightweight dStream digital coils are comfortable for patients and the easy coil handling significantly benefits workflow. SmartSelect automatically determines the coil elements to use, shortening scan setup time.

"SmartPath to dStream is a phenomenal opportunity for us: not only to keep us contemporary, but to maintain our lead over our competition", said Dr. Chip Truwit, chief of radiology, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.

With the addition of dStream technology to an MRI system, routine exams for brain, spine, knee, ankle and liver can now be performed in less than eight minutes. The technology digitizes the MR signal at its purest spot in the RF coil, increasing the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and allowing for enhanced image quality. Fewer coils lead to reduced coil positioning and patient set-up time, delivering on a commitment to enhance clinician workflow and the patient experience.

Additionally, Philips is now offering the addition of transducers for the surgical suite[**] on Philips' CX50 compact ultrasound system. The most challenging cases for clinicians often occur in the ICU or the surgical suite, where space is at a premium. The addition of this strategic upgrade would bring premium, mobile ultrasound imaging to surgical procedures.

Visit Philips at RSNA 2012 in the North Building Hall B of the McCormick Place convention center at booth 7719 from November 25-29. For more information, additional materials and images, go to www.philips.com/RSNA and click on the "News Center" tab.  

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