Royal Philips unveiled its new CT scanner, Incisive CT, at the 2019 European Congress of Radiology, which took place in Vienna last week. Incisive CT, which has already garnered U.S. FDA clearance, will be introduced in major markets in Europe and Asia in the first half of 2019, and will subsequently be rolled out in further markets.

The Incisive CT helps providers manage operational costs so more attention can be focused on optimizing patient care. With its “Tube for Life” guarantee, Philips will replace the Incisive’s x-ray tube at no additional cost throughout the entire life of the system. To minimize the cost of obsolescence, the system is available with the Philips Technology Maximizer program, which provides the latest available software and hardware updates as they are released.

Further, Incisive CT features DoseWise Portal, a web-based dose monitoring solution that collects, measures, analyzes, and reports patient and staff radiation exposure, assisting in control of quality of care, efficiency, and patient and staff safety. In addition, the Philips iDose4 Premium Package includes two technologies that can improve image quality: iDose4 and metal artifact reduction for large orthopedic implants (O-MAR). iDose4 offers artifact prevention and increased spatial resolution at low dose while O-MAR reduces artifacts caused by large orthopedic implants, Philips officials say.

Moreover, the Incisive CT includes proactive system monitoring that can predict and solve issues before they have an impact on day-to-day operations. And to enhance operational performance, Incisive CT is available with Philips PerformanceBridge, an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enables continuous organizational performance improvements.