Philips Intuis: A new age cathlab

Updated: May 10, 2016 11:41 AM

The system is designed to perform a wide variety of diagnostic and interventional procedures

The system is designed to perform a wide variety of diagnostic and interventional procedures

Royal Philips has introduced Philips Intuis, its latest innovation in image-guided therapy. Intuis is an advanced, entry level catheterisation lab (cathlab) designed, developed and manufactured at the Philips Healthcare Innovation Center (HIC) in Pune, India. Intuis is an offering from Philips under interventional X-ray systems to fulfil the needs of evolving cardiac care locally and other growth markets.

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The Made in India Philips Intuis, with its state-of- the-art live image guidance technology will open up new possibilities in interventional procedures in India and empower interventional cardiologists and vascular specialists to decide, guide and confirm theright therapy for their patients in real – time.

It is a clinically versatile mid-tier cathlab designed to meet the challenges of diagnosing and treating most prevalent cardiovascular diseases. The system is designed to perform a wide variety of diagnostic and interventional procedures, including cardiac, vascular, and EP interventions, as well as a biopsy, drainage, and vertebroplasty procedures.

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With a focus on patient care, the Philips Intuis comes with exclusive BodyGuard patient protection mechanism which uses capacitative sensing to enhance safety. To reduce X-ray dose, Philips SpectraBeam technology filters out soft radiation at the X-ray tube level.

Product features / details

  • Live image guidance
    : It enhances patient care by intelligent and intuitive integration of live imaging, optimisation and real time therapy guidance
  • Advanced 15 inch flat detector
    : This technology brings the new frontiers of diagnostic imaging within reach of increasing numbers of cardiac care providers.
    : It produces wider anatomical coverage with excellent image quality
    : By reducing the number of extra imaging runs, it saves on dose and enhance procedure times
  • Clinically versatile
    : Cardiac – Carry out evidence-based decision making with the optional Quantitative Coronary Analysis
    : Electrophysiology Procedures (EP Procedures) – High performance tube with heat exchanger supports longer procedure times
    : Vascular procedures – The Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) can subtract bone information to obtain excellent information about vasculatu
  • Remote diagnostic capability
    : Intuis can be remotely monitored by Philips team, ensuring high uptime of the system and preventive maintenance especially in tier-II and III cities.
  • Philips DoseWise Philosophy
    : A set of techniques, programs, and practices that support excellent image quality, while protecting people in X-ray environments

Other specifications

  • High performance and throu ghput with powerful X-ray generator and high capacity heat exchanger X-ray tube
  • Excellent viewing with 19 inch medical grade monochrome monitors for high contrast and brightness
  • Quickly export clinical images to third party PACS via the DICOM image interface
  • Monitor Ceiling Suspension easily integrate monitors into the procedure room
  • Monitors can be freely rotated and positioned in a concave set-up at a comfortable viewing angle

The all new compact Philips Intuis offers ample space in the procedure room. Its small footprint can easily fit in small procedure rooms, thereby reducing the need and expense of specialised room modifications.

Benefits for Doctors

: Offers head-to-toe imaging which allows patient access from all sides
: Comfortable viewing angle
: Enhanced procedure time
: Fast and accurate diagnosis
: Efficient clinical work flow
: East access to patient data and demographics

Benefits for Patients

: Low dose of radiation
: Impeccable diagnosis
: Fast cardiac care
: Reduces patient wait time

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