Technology | February 25, 2008

Philips' Essence Provides Improved CT Image Quality

Philips' Essence technology is a combination of X-ray tube, detector system and reconstruction design elements designed to improve image quality of CT exams.

The new Brilliance 64 with Essence technology is designed for all routine radiological imaging including cardiac CT. Brilliance iCT offers 256 slices and high speed, x-ray tube power, coverage and efficient dose utility, said Philips.

Other reported features include:

- Smart Focal Spot X-ray tube technology made to improve sampling density for enhanced spatial resolution

- New Nano-Panel detectors designed to enable fast and dose-efficient examinations

- RapidView Reconstruction made to provide high temporal resolution in reconstructed images through adaptive, rate-responsive techniques to freeze patient motion during acquisition

These two new scanners also employ the Philips-exclusive Step & Shoot Cardiac imaging technique. This method of acquisition reportedly provides high quality CT images of the coronary arteries and heart anatomy at reduced radiation dose levels and short breath-holds.

Related Content

Achenbach to Receive Inaugural 2019 Stephan Achenbach Pioneer Award in Cardiovascular CT
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 10, 2019
The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) will present Stephan Achenbach, M.D., FSCCT with the inaugural...
New Type of Cardiac Care to Cut Imaging Wait Times and Unnecessary Hospital Admissions
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 20, 2019
A new type of care for cardiac patients at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, has the potential to reduce heart imaging...
Canon Medical Receives FDA Clearance for AiCE Reconstruction Technology for CT
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 18, 2019
Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. has received 510(k) clearance on its new deep convolutional neural network (DCNN) image...
SCCT Announces 2019 Gold Medal Award Recipients

Jonathon Leipsic, M.D., (left) and Gilbert Raff, M.D., (right)

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 05, 2019
The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) will present the 2019 Gold Medal Award to Jonathon Leipsic, M....
Johns Hopkins Medicine First in U.S. to Install Canon Medical's Aquilion Precision
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 26, 2019
Johns Hopkins Medicine now has access to the first Ultra-High Resolution computed tomography (UHR CT) system for...
Siemens Healthineers Debuts Cardiovascular Edition of Somatom go.Top CT
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 14, 2019
Siemens Healthineers will introduce the Somatom go.Top Cardiovascular Edition, a new version of its established...
Canon Medical Introduces Deep Learning-Based CT Image Reconstruction
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 27, 2019
Canon Medical Systems recently introduced AiCE (Advanced intelligent Clear IQ Engine), a deep convolutional neural...
SCCT Releases New Guideline for CT Use During TAVR
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2019
The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has released a new expert consensus document for computed...
Overlay Init