New radiation oncology tech to enhance patient care

Phillips unveils suite of imaging and planning software to improve time to treatment and patient satisfaction


Phillips has developed a new suite of radiation oncology systems, software integrating CT and MR imaging systems with intelligent treatment planning software to enhance clinical therapy decision making for targeted and personalized treatments.

Phillips utilizes advanced technology, deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions and with its new portfolio Phillips stated that it "represents a significant step forward in supporting improved care, accelerated time to treatment and enhanced patient satisfaction".

Phillips VP and general manager of global radiation oncology Ardie Ermers said: "Spanning imaging and treatment planning, our new portfolio combines advanced imaging systems with intelligent, adaptive treatment planning software.

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"Through strong, innovative partnerships with our customers and industry partners, Philips is designing dedicated radiation oncology solutions that enhance the work of clinicians and their patient care," he added.

The National Cancer Institute estimated more than 1.7 million new cancer cases would be diagnosed in 2018 in the US and forecast more than 600,000 fatalities from the group of diseases. Additionally, the institute outlined that the number of new cancer cases per year would be expected to rise to 23.6 million by 2030.

The new suite, according to Phillips, will be showcased at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology. Some of the features to be unveiled will include Pinnacle Evolution, a treatment planning software and Big Bore RT, a CT simulator designed to improve clinical decisions in scanning, planning and treatment.

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