As the Radiological Society of North America conference gets under way in Chicago this week, Philips is among many companies showcasing new artificial intelligence tools for imaging and other clinical decision support use cases.
WHY IT MATTERS
One of the biggest announcements Philips is making at McCormick Place is the launch of its next-generation Advanced Visualization Workspace platform. Powered by AI-enabled algorithms and workflows, the goal is to offer a vendor-neutral environment for more than 70 clinical applications, say Philips officials.
These span modalities including cardiology, oncology, neurology and radiology, according to the announcement, with a suite of advanced visualization tools. New apps include the MR cardiac suite, an all-in-one environment for cardiac MR.
The AI-powered CT ASPECT (Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score) scoring feature, meanwhile, can indicate early signs of brain infarction on non-contrast CT scans for the management of ischemic stroke patients. The app identifies ASPECTS regions of the brain and generates a score sent directly to the PACS.
Other new features include enhanced CT Liver Analysis, with tools to analyze and quantify either the whole liver or user-defined segments of interest.
The aim with the new Advanced Visualization Workspace platform, which can be scaled, from a single workstation to an enterprise solution, is to support workflow and diagnostic confidence and boost automated processing for clinical domains across the care continuum of care, according to Philips.
THE LARGER TREND
The company is also showcasing the newest release of its Radiology Information System at RSNA. The technology integrates into Philips Image Management Vue PACS, enabling the whole radiology department and ancillary users to enter, store, view, manage and transfer patient information with an intuitive web-based approach. It also offers more patient-oriented capabilities – enabling self-scheduling and more.
Philips’ newest AI-enabled PACS, meanwhile, offers faster and more automated analytics and extraction of relevant information. It also allows access to a large portfolio of validated third-party AI algorithms that integrate seamlessly into radiology workflows, officials say.
ON THE RECORD
“At this year’s RSNA, Philips will showcase how our informatics solutions use intelligence to provide patient-centric insights, integrate advanced visualization tools into the workflow and support clinical collaboration to speed up the detection of diseases by leveraging intelligence everywhere along the patient care journey,” said Reema Poddar, general manager for diagnostic and pathway informatics at Philips, in a statement.
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