SimonMed will introduce Philips’ state-of-the-art 3T MR services

SimonMed Imaging & Philips partner to deploy new diagnostic imaging technology

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SimonMed will introduce Philips’ state-of-the-art 3T MR services to help improve patient care while increasing patient and staff satisfaction at a lower cost. Photo - Philips

Philips announced that SimonMed Imaging, one of the largest outpatient imaging providers in the US, will bring the most advanced 3T MRI Philips technology to its excellence centers across the US. The first MR systems, placed in California, Arizona, Illinois, and Colorado, will feature software and services to enhance diagnoses ranging from brain injuries, liver, and cardiac disease to orthopedic injuries. Philips and SimonMed are also collaborating to further enhance the patient experience and speed in diagnostic imaging.

Advanced MR technology enhances patient experience and workflow efficiency

Faced with increased financial pressures and demands due largely to Covid-19, imaging providers are dealing with a growing and aging co-morbid patient population who need and deserve the most advanced care. Driving day-to-day operations while planning for long-term strategies is necessary to continue delivering consistent, high-quality care. With their customers, Philips takes a system to view approach to imaging that delivers an end-to-end solution, helping provide consistently high-quality imaging services to referring physicians so they can deliver more definitive diagnoses, clear care pathways, and more predictable outcomes for patients.

Patients are at the heart of the Philips MR System Ingenia Elition 3.0T, providing a SimonMed Imaging experience that enhances comfort while reducing the likelihood of rescans. With up to 80% acoustic noise reduction, voice guidance, and comfortable table positioning, patients are made to feel at ease, resulting in smoother, faster exams. Ingenia Elition delivers innovative patient comfort and enhanced workflow capabilities for faster and more patient-friendly exams with revolutionary sensing technology. This new paradigm in productivity applies to all anatomies and anatomical contrasts.

“This collaboration with Philips focuses on going beyond routine 3T MRI imaging to deploy the most advanced technology, often only available to an academic center, in accessible and affordable outpatient practice to greatly enhance diagnoses from early post-traumatic brain injuries to the most subtle orthopedic injuries,” said John Simon, chief executive officer, SimonMed Imaging. “Patients will literally have access to the entire spectrum of the newest techniques and enhanced diagnoses. Together with Philips, we continue our efforts to see beyond current technology as the rate of change is tremendous, and bring these powerful advancements to help benefit both providers and patients.”

“Now more than ever, we continue our commitment to advanced technology and efficient workflows to drive enhanced integration, virtualization and digitalization to deliver precision diagnoses required during these most challenging times. Providing our customers with a clear path to precision diagnosis and treatment to help achieve better outcomes at a lower cost of care is at the center of all we do,” said Kees Wesdorp, chief business leader, Precision Diagnosis at Philips. “Our advanced MR technology, combined with our advanced integrated radiology workflows, is the latest innovation to further demonstrate our commitment in driving technology to help our forward-thinking customers like SimonMed advance care for their patients.”

Philips advanced MR systems at SimonMed Imaging

Philips MR systems, including the Ingenia Elition, offer cutting-edge MR imaging techniques while setting new directions for clinical research in 3.0T imaging based on gradient and RF designs. The system delivers superb image quality and performs MRI exams up to 50% faster. Access to new diagnostic techniques, such as mapping the white matter to evaluate brain trauma, supports confident diagnosis even in the most challenging clinical indications.

Philips Live at RSNA 2020

Philips brings together smart diagnostic systems and optimized workflows with integrated diagnostic insights, including imaging, monitoring, laboratory, genomics, and longitudinal data, to enable a clear care pathway with predictable patient outcomes. At the RSNA 2020 virtual event, Philips will showcase an end-to-end systems view of imaging to provide consistently high-quality imaging services to deliver more definitive diagnoses.

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