Philips has unveiled a new 3 Tesla MRI scanner, the Ingenia Elition. The device was designed to help speed up all sorts of exams without sacrificing image quality, in certain cases doing so in half the time of competing devices.
The system features the firm’s dStream digital broadband tech, as well as Compressed SENSE and 3D APT capabilities that are aimed at helping to perform scans, making them a bit more pleasant for patients, and expanding the research that the Ingenia Elition can be used for.
The device can see where the patient is located on the table and features SmartExam capability, which is an artificial intelligence-powered platform for planning, scanning, and processing the scans that takes a lot of the work and challenges out of techs’ hands.
VitalScreen technology guides the operator in setting up an exam to make sure it’s appropriate, while VitalEye senses the patient and detects breathing without any input from the tech. Using both of the technologies can help get a routine exam started in less than a minute, which can significantly improve the utilization of the scanner.
Once inside, Philips Ambient Experience and Connect solution, which make a claustrophobic experience more fun, engages the patient using video and audio. This can help soothe nerves and make patients calm, avoiding poor scans and subsequent rescans.