Biomedical Engineering: Sufficient information generated with a single scan

Biomedical Engineering: Sufficient information generated with a single scan

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Biomedical Engineering: Sufficient information generated with a single scan

Royal Philips, a leading health technology company, recently announced the launch of the Philips IQon SpectralCT in Canada. Said to be the world’s first and only spectral detector CT,

It is designed specifically for spectral imaging and delivers on-demand colour quantification and the ability to characterise structures simply, at a low dose.

The Philips IQon Spectral CT has the ability to characterise structures, with a low-dose scan.

The Philips IQon Spectral CT provides multiple layers of retrospective, diagnostic data in a single, low-dose scan, with seamless integration into existing hospital system protocols. It can provide sufficient information to help clinicians make fast, confi dent diagnoses, driving improved clinical and economic outcomes.

The IQon Spectral CT adds spectral resolution to traditional CT scanning through a new dual-layer spectral detector. It identifies photons of high energy and low energy simultaneously, allowing a view of the anatomy and uses colour to characterise the material content of critical structures.

The Philips IQon Spectral CT was recently used to scan the tail of  Trix, a T-Rex dinosaur which was discovered in Montana, USA, in 2013, and was purchased by the Naturalis Museum in the Netherlands and transported there in August 2016.

Republished with permission from The Singapore Engineer, February 2016

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