Philips emphasizes AI, workflow at RSNA 2022

By Erik L. Ridley, staff writer

December 1, 2022 -- CHICAGO - With an eye on helping radiologists to become more efficient, collaborate, and avoid burnout, Philips focused on its new artificial intelligence (AI) and imaging informatics offerings at RSNA 2022.


Philips highlighted Imaging Orchestrator - Radiology Operations Command Center (ROCC), a vendor-neutral, multisite application that provides support for remote image acquisition capabilities. With Imaging Orchestrator - ROCC, imaging experts at a command center can be connected with technologists at scanning locations across an organization, according to the vendor.

Another new application, Ultrasound Collaboration Live, enables teams to stream video from their ultrasound system to a PC or mobile device for remote, on-demand access to clinical expertise, Philips said. It's available on Philips' Epiq Elite and Affiniti ultrasound systems.

In other news, Philips unveiled the next generation of its Advanced Visualization Workspace. The platform features AI algorithms and workflow support for multiple imaging modalities and specialties, including radiology, cardiology, neurology, and oncology.

More than 70 clinical applications are now available on Advanced Visualization Workspace, including a new cardiac MR suite. Other new features include an upgraded AI-powered CT Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECT) scoring feature that indicates early signs of brain infarction on non-contrast CT exams. Philips has also enhanced its CT Liver Analysis software, which now includes tools for analyzing and quantifying the whole liver, liver segments, and user-defined regions of interest.

Philips Advanced Visualization Workspace
Philips' Advanced Visualization Workspace can provide analysis of cardiac MR images. Image courtesy of Philips.

Philips has also expanded Radiology Workflow, a vendor-neutral package of AI-powered workflow tools aimed at automating or accelerating routine and repetitive tasks, as well as generating insights from large amounts of data.

In addition, Philips presented native integration of its new RIS with its Vue PACS. With this new administrative and clinical workflow management software, the radiology department and ancillary users can enter, store, view, manage, and transfer patient information. In addition, the new RIS release enables patients to self-schedule their exams over the web. It also includes a patient kiosk application for checking in upon arrival at the facility, Philips said.

What's more, the company showcased its PerformanceBridge vendor-neutral analytics offering, which is designed to provide real-time data analysis and help to improve operational decision-making.


In MRI, Philips is describing how its MR SmartSpeed AI-powered MR acceleration software produces images faster and at higher resolutions. SmartSpeed comprises the company's Compressed SENSE engine and Adaptive-CS-Net reconstruction algorithm.

Also on display: touchless patient sensing powered by AI, Philips' SmartExam software, and MR Workspace control-room engine.

First introduced at RSNA 2021, MR 5300 was once again the featured MRI scanner in Philips' booth. The wide-bore, 1.5-tesla scanner features the company's BlueSeal helium-free magnet design.

In addition, Philips also showcased its Ingenia Ambition 1.5-tesla, helium-free scanner, which also includes the BlueSeal design.


Once again, Philips also featured Spectral CT 7500, its flagship CT scanner that's been optimized for routine spectral imaging. The company emphasized the dual-energy scanner's benefits in oncology imaging, cardiac imaging, and interventional radiology. In case studies, the system has yielded 34% faster time to diagnosis, 25% less repeat scans, and 30% fewer follow-up scans, according to the vendor.

The company announced at RSNA 2022 that it recently delivered a Spectral CT 7500 scanner to the Lyon University Hospital in Lyon, France, as part of a long-term strategic partnership agreement.

Philips also showed its SmartCT 3D interventional suite, including its Azurion 7 C20 with FlexArm image-guided therapy system and Zenition 70 mobile C-arm with FlatDetector. The Zenition mobile C-arms are available in a variety of different series based on the intended clinical application.


In the ultrasound section, Philip introduced its Compact 5000 series, a portable ultrasound scanner that's designed for shared service across specialties including cardiovascular, obstetrics and gynecology, point of care, and general imaging, according to the vendor.

Compact 5000 can be configured with an optional battery that allows for 2.5 hours of scanning time. In addition, Compact 5000 features 33% fewer hard keys on the console and a fully sealed control panel, the company said.

Philips has also included AI automation tools and support for its Collaboration Live real-time telemedicine software. Compact 5000 has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance and is pending the CE Mark in Europe.

The company also announced that it has added pulse-wave Doppler capability to its Lumify handheld ultrasound systems.

Digital X-ray

In digital x-ray, Philips shined the spotlight on its Fluoroscopy 7000 N - ProxiDiagnost N90 digital radiography/fluoroscopy unit.

The 2-in-1 system can be utilized in applications such as chest, full leg and spine, upper and lower extremities, and skull exams. In addition, it's suitable for gastrointestinal studies, arthrography, venography, lymphography, myelography, and digital subtraction angiography, according to Philips.

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