The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2016 meeting, which took place in Boston from September 25 to 28, featured the display of Philips’ radiation oncology imaging and treatment planning innovations. Philips’ systems have been designed to cater to the needs of radiation clinicians and patients, with the intent of improving workflow and operational efficiencies, driving procedure accuracy, and improving patient care.

“As radiotherapy continues to evolve, our focus needs to remain on quality and timeliness, which can be eroded by the standard work process,” says Rob Cascella, CEO of diagnosis and treatment at Philips. “To address these issues, Philips’ radiation oncology solutions use intelligent automation to simplify workflow and enhance consistency from imaging through treatment planning so clinicians can be confident in consistently delivering the best possible care with a patient-centric approach.”

One of Philips’ innovations on display at ASTRO 2016 was the CT Big Bore v4.2 with Tumor LOC and iPatient Platform, which provides accuracy, reliability, and an efficient workflow to deliver clinical confidence in the treatment of cancer. Big Bore, which is now integrated with Philips’ Tumor LOC and iPatient platform, delivers advanced simulation and marketing tools to enable more efficient treatment.

Philips also displayed the Pinnacle2, TumorLOC, which integrates scanning and planning to streamline and accelerate patient marketing and CT simulation at the scanner console. The iPatient platform delivers reliable image quality from scan to scan through patient-centered workflows—and that enables both routine and advanced 4D imaging applications, thus simplifying patient setup.

In addition, Philips showcased its Ingenia MR-RT MR simulation platform at ASTRO 2016. Recently 510(k) cleared, the Ingenia MR-RT provides clinicians with high-quality MR images procured in the treatment position to enable the visualization of both targets and critical structures. Such technology means that health care providers can design the most appropriate patient treatment plans

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