Case Study | May 23, 2011

Successful Diagnostic Oncology Exams With Ingenuity CT

Successful Diagnostic Oncology Exams With Ingenuity CT

Cancer is the leading cause of death in the world and costs more in productivity and loss of life than any other illness, according to the American Cancer Society. With the increase in the aging population and changes in lifestyle behavior, the incidence of cancer is on the rise globally in economically developed and developing countries. Computed tomography (CT) is the primary imaging modality used for tumor diagnosis and monitoring. Scanning related to diagnostic oncology (tumor detection, diagnosis, and monitoring) accounts for more than 50 percent of all CT procedure volume.

Philips Ingenuity CT, along with advanced 3-D applications on the Extended Brilliance Workspace, allows reduction of radiation dose for oncology-related CT procedures and also simplifies review and analysis of exams for tumor detection and monitoring to help improve patient care.

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