Royal Philips has unveiled the Philips CT 5300 system, featuring artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities tailored for diagnosis, interventional procedures, and screening. This X-ray CT system enhances diagnostic accuracy, optimizes workflow efficiency, and ensures system reliability, contributing to improved patient outcomes and departmental productivity.

Recent studies suggest that prioritizing CT scans for patients with chest pain and suspected coronary artery disease can improve patient care by reducing the need for invasive procedures. However, the limited availability of top-quality CT systems and trained physicians proficient in reading cardiac CT exams often hinders this approach. The Philips CT 5300 meets the advanced diagnostic imaging needs outlined in cardiac care guidelines, as well as in other critical areas like trauma care and interventional procedures.

The system includes virtual tools for collaboration and support, aiding in addressing challenges such as increased patient loads and staff shortages. Plus, it makes advanced features more accessible and prioritizes energy efficiency, according to Philips officials. 

“We listened to radiologists about the issues they face every day and what they wanted out of a next-generation CT system. We then combined the latest imaging and AI technologies to meet their needs and created a system that delivers next-level diagnostic confidence, empowers workflows, and ensures lifetime value,” says Frans Venker, business leader of CT at Philips. “We’ve leveraged AI in virtually every aspect of CT 5300, freeing both CT technicians and radiologists from tedious, time-consuming tasks so they can spend more time focused on their patients.”

Workflow Efficiency Features

The new system includes Nanopanel Precise, a detector designed specifically for AI-based reconstruction. This detector, in conjunction with Philips Precise Image reconstruction software, produces high-quality images with significantly reduced radiation exposure. With an 80% lower dose, Precise Image offers up to 85% less noise and 60% better low-contrast detection compared to conventional methods. When combined with Precise Cardiac motion compensation, it enhances the suitability of CT 5300 for capturing motion-free cardiac images in patients with high heart rates or variability.

What’s more, the new system offers virtual tools like Philips CT Collaboration Live for remote collaboration, education, and training when extra expertise or technical support is needed during exams.