Technologies such as Illumeo from Philips streamline workflow by performing tedious tasks that can slow the diagnostic process. Illumeo can automatically retrieve data and suggest software tools that the radiologist can use to interpret images. Its use can lead to improved collaboration among departments within the hospital and with referring physicians.
A suspected pulmonary embolism on a conventional CT image (left (or top), red arrow) is confirmed on a spectral CT by the presence of a corresponding wedge-shaped perfusion defect (right (or bottom), red outline). The spectral image was reconstructed when conventional CT images were not enough to form a definitive diagnosis. All data was acquired simultaneously using a Philips IQon Spectral CT scanner. (Images courtesy of Dr. Gopal V. Punjabi, Hennepin County Medical Center)
Philips’ Illumeo supports the comparison of current and prior patient images. (Screen shots are from the ITN video “How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Radiology.”)