May 14, 2008 – Due to the high demand of the Brilliance iCT, Philips accelerated its original delivery plans from early 2009, now expecting to have 50 units installed by the end of 2008.
The Brilliance iCT is now installed at the following institutions worldwide: MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH; Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN; Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel; Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. and Lenox Hill Hospital , New York, NY.
The Brilliance iCT scanner is now four times more powerful than a 64-slice CT and allows radiologists to produce high-quality images with exceptional acquisition speed, including complete coverage of the heart and brain, while incorporating Philips technology that has reduced radiation doses by up to 80 percent.
Brilliance iCT features Philips Essence technology, consisting of new X-ray tubes, detectors and reconstruction design elements. This technology can provide detailed and clear 3D images of an entire organ, including the heart and brain, and can also show changes over time. All images also can be accessed on any computer in a hospital or by colleagues and researchers remotely, to make it easier for the whole team to share information. To date, more than 30 CT systems with Essence technology have been shipped.
The Brilliance iCT scanner is also designed to reduce patients’ exposure to X-rays. The scan is much quicker, as the machine’s X-ray emitting gantry – the giant ring-shaped part that surrounds the patient – can rotate four times in a single second, which is 22 percent faster than current systems, according to the company.
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