Royal Philips will launch a suite of MR-based software applications dedicated to neurology at the Radiological Society of North America’s 102nd scientific meeting and annual assembly in Chicago next week. With these introductions for its Ingenia line of digital MRI systems, Philips is providing radiologists with the necessary tools to resolve complex health questions and explore new territories in neurology.

“In a society where neurological disorders impact a large population, continued innovation is critical in improving diagnostic clarity and treatment guidance for all neurological patients,” says Eric Jean, general manager of MRI at Philips. “Our new suite of decision-support solutions will empower radiologists with actionable insights to make fast diagnoses to help improve the patient experience and health outcomes overall, while at the same time reducing cost.”

The suite of neuro-diagnostic applications will be available on Philips’ Ingenia family of MRI systems, utilizing Philips’ dStream digital broadband architecture technology to provide high-quality images at high speed. Key features include:

  • Black Blood Imaging: Boosts diagnostic confidence for radiologists by providing a high-resolution 3D brain image with reduction of the blood signal
  • 4D-Trance: This provides contrast-free dynamic (4D) imaging of the brain vascular anatomy. 4D Trance is a non-contrast technique enabling radiologists to evaluate both the vascular anatomy and blood flow dynamics.
  • MultiBand Sense: This allows simultaneous acquisition of multiple slices in the brain in fMRI exams, enabling accelerated neuro-functional scans at high speed and high resolution,

The suite of neuro-diagnostic applications will also be integrated into the latest version of the Philips IntelliSpace Portal. With this portal, radiologists have access to the latest clinical capabilities, covering their advanced visual analysis needs on a single platform.

For more information about these technologies, visit Philips.