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Diagnostics team-up

Cooperation to accelerate adoption of AI-powered digital pathology

Royal Philips and Ibex Medical Analytics announced a strategic collaboration to jointly promote their digital pathology and AI solutions to hospitals, health networks and pathology labs worldwide.…


Radiology collaboration

Improved workflow and a touch of Disney magic

Improving workflow is one of the major challenges that radiology departments face. The need to be more efficient, deliver timely and effective patient care, and keep an eye on costs are all factors…


Philips and InSightec partnership

Expanding access to MR-guided focused ultrasound for incisionless neurosurgery

Royal Philips and InSightec, a global healthcare company focused on the therapeutic power of acoustic energy, announced a collaboration to expand access to MR-guided focused ultrasound for…


In Southern Denmark

Philips empowers image access for over 5,000 clinicians

oyal Philips announced the completion of a regional informatics project that consolidates radiology and nuclear medicine imaging data. The Region of Southern Denmark now has a single system for…


Gathering sonography experience

Partnership to provide ultrasound online interactive training

Royal Philips and LeQuest, a provider of online interactive simulation-based training for the use of medical devices, announced a partnership to provide online interactive training for the Philips…


Expanding image-guided therapy devices portfolio

Philips to acquire Intact Vascular

Royal Philips announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Intact Vascular, Inc., a U.S.-based developer of medical devices for minimally-invasive peripheral vascular procedures. Intact…


Going digital

How digital pathology is shaping the future of precision medicine

In recent years, technological and regulatory advances have made digital pathology a viable alternative to the conventional microscope. The obtention of a digital replica of the traditional glass…


Teaching partnership

Setting new standards for specialist integrated cardiac care

Royal Philips and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust announced a seven-year managed service agreement to deliver on the Trusts’ vision to set new standards of excellence for cardiac care in the UK…


FDA clearance

Ultrasound for COVID-19-related lung and cardiac complications

Royal Philips has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market a wide range of its ultrasound solutions for the management of COVID-19-related lung and cardiac…


Solution for pediatric assessment

Ultrasound: A gentler approach to imaging children

Royal Philips announced the ultimate ultrasound solution for pediatric assessment, the latest addition for its Philips Ultrasound System (EPIQ Elite). The new ultrasound solution provides clinicians…


Onvision needle tip tracking

A breakthrough in real-time ultrasound guidance for regional anesthesia

Royal Philips and B. Braun Melsungen AG announced the launch of Onvision, a breakthrough ultrasound guidance solution for real-time needle tip tracking in regional anesthesia. Available on the latest…


Catheter ablation support

Software lets surgeon see real-time 3D map of heart

Innovative software that allows a surgeon to view inside a patient’s heart in real time while applying treatment has been used for the first time in the UK in operations at the National Institute…


Patient management solutions

Philips acquires start-up Medumo

Royal Philips announced that it has expanded its patient management solutions in the US with the acquisition of Boston-based start-up company Medumo. Founded in 2013, Medumo has developed a…


COCIR and EFOMP partner up

Training initiative on angiographic equipment

Earlier this July, 75 Medical Physics Experts gathered in Prague to attend the EFOMP and COCIR Summer School “State of the art & new trends of angiographic equipment: Image quality, Patient and…



French academic hospital deploys Philips imaging solution

Royal Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est region of France, announced a 10-year agreement to implement Philips’…



Carestream Health sells Healthcare IT business to Philips

Carestream Health has signed an agreement with Royal Philips to sell its healthcare information systems (HCIS) business to Philips. This unit includes imaging IT solutions to multi-site hospitals,…


AI in cardiology

Cardiac ultrasound: Harnessing anatomical intelligence

A new cardiac ultrasound solution is harnessing the power of anatomical intelligence to offer greater diagnostic confidence to clinicians. New EPIQ cardiac ultrasound solutions launched by Philips…


Digital PET imaging

Digital Photon Counting improves diagnostic accuracy

Built as the first commercially available scanner to deliver truly digital PET, the Vereos PET/CT, from Philips, offers revolutionary Digital Photon Counting technology. The science behind this…


Global partnership

Philips and Hologic team up for women’s health

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, and Hologic, Inc., an innovative women’s health company, announced a global partnership agreement to offer care professionals integrated…


LIMA project

Agena Bioscience’s liquid biopsy technology awarded Horizon 2020 grant

Agena Bioscience, a global provider of molecular genetic solutions, announced it has been selected to participate as an innovative technology provider in the ‘Liquid biopsies and IMAging for…



Philips teams with 3D printing industry leaders 3D Systems and Stratasys

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, announced agreements with 3D Systems and Stratasys, two global leaders in the 3D printing industry, to help progress patient care and improve the…


Handheld devices

Is 'Bring your own ultrasound' really such a good thing?

Pocket ultrasound accelerates diagnosis at the point-of-care reducing the role of the radiologist. You can buy a pocket ultrasound probe online, download an app to your smart phone and start making…



Philips ultrasound innovations provide lifelike 3D images

Philips TrueVue, GlassVue, aReveal A.I. and TouchVue improve workflow and diagnostic confidence, enhancing the connection between clinicians and their patients.


Analysis software

Philips to strengthen ultrasound business with TOMTEC acquisition

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH (TOMTEC), a leading provider of intelligent image analysis software,…


Coronary Artery Disease

Benefits of instant wave-free ratio (iFR) compared to fractional flow reserve (FFR)

Royal Philips today announced that the results from two large clinical trials comparing patient outcomes using instant wave-free ratio (iFR) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) in the diagnosis and…


Deep Learning

Philips and LabPON plan to create world’s largest pathology database

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) and LabPON, the first clinical laboratory to transition to 100% histopathology digital diagnosis, today announced its plans to create a digital database of…



New features complete Philips solution for liver assessment

NEW: Evolution 3.0 EPIQ ultrasound upgrade offers high-res PureWave crystal transducer technology, shear wave elastography, contrast enhanced ultrasound, and image fusion. Could you ask for more?



Philips and Diagnostics Development win European Union ‘Horizon Prize – Better Use of Antibiotics’

Philips and Diagnostics Development, a P&M Venge company, evaluate the novel human neutrophil lipocalin (HNL) biomarker for the rapid detection of bacterial infection.
Based on Philips’…


Fat data

The Digital Path (ology) to Personalized Medicine

Though it is the underlying science that drives diagnosis and treatment decisions, pathology is an often overlooked field. As part of the health continuum, as the turning point for treatment, as a…


The IQon Spectral

Accustomed workflow, low dose and more precise diagnostics

In spectral imaging, x-ray images are formed in the customary grey scale imaging procedure. However different photon energies are used, generating images in different colors. Aside from the…


Philips and Banyan Biomarkers

Partnership for handheld blood test to detect and evaluate concussions

Royal Philips and Banyan Biomarkers, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a multi-year joint development agreement to develop and commercialize a new handheld blood test to detect and…



The world’s first digital clinical path lab

The field is so new that the annual Digital Pathology Congress (3-4 December in London) was held for only the second time. Yet, Philips Healthcare could announce a world-first – in partnership with…



Cookbook for large scale coordinated care

Royal Philips and its ACT-program consortium partners today announced the debut of a ‘cookbook’ outlining key enablers necessary to scale connected care and telehealth programs. The cookbook is…



POC test detects myocardial infarction

Philips Minicare delivers rule-in/rule-out readings for heart attacks in 10 minutes. It takes a lot of hard work to make things easy. Biomedical experts at Royal Philips have spent more than 10 years…


Non-invasive Ventilation

Two in one

The recently launched Respironics V680 ventilator, from Philips Healthcare EMEA, was guided onto the market by Arne Cohrs, its Sales and Marketing Director of Therapeutic Care in Patient Care and…


Neuropsychiatric disorders

Philips develops handheld blood test

Royal Philips today announced that it has entered into a multi-year development agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (Janssen). The collaboration aims to develop a new handheld blood test to…



Detecting fetal and maternal heart rates

The new Philips Avalon CL’s cable-less design enables mothers to move more freely during labour and uses Smart Pulse technology to automatically detect the coincidence between maternal pulse and…


The new Affiniti ultrasound system

Launched at this year’s Medica, the new Affiniti ultrasound system was developed to help tackle increasing patient volumes and cost pressures, Philips reports.


Philips partners with the Stockholm County Council

Royal Philips today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with the Stockholm County Council (SCC) to jointly innovate in health care.


Philips gives spectral CT an IQ with detector-based approach

For Pablo Ros, MD, the decision to use the new IQon Spectral CT system from Philips Healthcare is a no-brainer. The head of the radiology department at the prestigious University Hospitals Case…


Transforming healthcare

Philips at MEDICA: New healthcare solutions developed with users and patients help improve the recovery process and treatment options for patients while supporting medical staff in their work


Philips and Sectra renew PACS support agreement

Royal Philips Electronics and Sectra today announced an agreement to extend the term of their existing PACS support partnership agreement. This agreement allows Philips to provide continued support…


Enhancement in minimally-invasive treatment of heart rhythm disorders

The Catharina Hospital (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced the results of a clinical study involving the treatment of 136 patients with complex heart…


Breakthrough with new interventional treatment technology

Preliminary data from the clinical study showed that the dose reduction achieved in the X-ray guided endovascular procedures performed on 50 patients using Philips’ ClarityIQ technology is in line…


Agreement to introduce high standard of care to Bulgarian patients

Royal Philips Electronics today announced the signing of an agreement with City Hospitals & Clinics, a Bulgarian healthcare group, to equip their new hospital in Sofia, Bulgaria.


Philips advancing CT beyond Imaging 2.0 with IMR

A pioneer in lowering patient exposure to radiation, Philips Healthcare opened a new path to further the clinical potentials for CT imaging introducing Iterative Model Reconstruction (IMR) at RSNA…


Transforming Care Together

Philips is showcasing the company’s mission of “Transforming Care Together” by featuring several of its latest solutions developed with customer insights in mind, demonstrating the company’s…


First patient-centered proton treatment room

IBA Group, a leader in advanced cancer diagnosis and therapy technologies, and Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today announced their first-ever installation of a state-of-the-art,…


Philips and Biocompatibles team-up to advance in interventional oncology

Launch of collaboration marked with development of new treatment protocol for trans-arterial embolization in hypervascular tumors.


The digital broadband MR experience

Ingenia 3.0-T, the digital broadband MR system launched by Philips at RSNA 2010, is today used in almost 200 hospitals worldwide. Eight months after the installation of an Ingenia at Germany’s Bonn…


Philips and MAQUET alliance sets trend for cost-effective versatile Hybrid OR solutions

Philips and MAQUET mark milestone with 50th shipment of Philips’ hybrid operating room (OR) with MAQUET’s surgical table to Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.


Philips and the World Association of Sleep Medicine join together

Royal Philips Electronics will join with the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) as an official sponsor of World Sleep Day 2012. This year’s theme– ‘Breathe Easily, Sleep Well’ –…


Lights, music, action…

The patient is soothed and ready for proton therapy


Philips' first whole body PET/MR imaging system in the US

Royal Philips Electronics is announcing 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the company’s first commercially available whole body positron emission tomography/magnetic…


The ClearVue ultrasound system

Manufactured by Royal Philips Electronics and currently being introduced in Europe, India, Australia and New Zealand, ClearVue introduces proprietary Active Array technology, which moves key…


Sectra and Philips complete modality transaction

Sectra has completed a mammography-modality deal with Royal Philips Electronics. Philips will pay EUR 57.5 million in a cash-on-cash and debt-free basis and take over the acquired modality operation…


Philips and Innovations in Heart Modeling*

Royal Philips Electronics provided clinicians from across the globe with a glimpse of future innovations designed to advance cardiac care, including the current management of cardiovascular disease…


From tissue uniformity to volume imaging

Explaining the value of the iU22 xMATRIX ultrasound system, Philips describes its new array transducer within the system – the X6-1 PureWave xMATRIX – as revolutionary.‘It harnesses the power…


Sectra and Philips sign mammography acquisition deal

Sectra and Royal Philips Electronics have signed an agreement under which Philips will acquire Sectra’s mammography modality operations. The cash purchase consideration amounts to EUR 57.5 million…


IBA cooperates with Philips to create proton therapy centers

IBA Group, a leader in advanced cancer diagnosis and therapy technologies and Royal Philips Electronics, announced they have entered into an agreement to create state of the art patient-centric…

Philips and Corindus join forces in the field of interventional cardiology

Philips and Corindus Inc. today announced an alliance agreement to add Corindus’ robotic-assisted system for the minimally invasive treatment of obstructed coronary arteries (also known as…


Combating industrial competition for better patient care

Innovation in imaging in the last decades was mainly driven by new imaging modalities, better image quality and improved workflow tools to enhance diagnostic quality and confidence. As a global…

New handheld diagnostic solutions for rapid point-of-care testing

Royal Philips Electronics and bioMérieux today announced that they have successfully achieved an important milestone in the development of fully-automated handheld rapid diagnostic test solutions…


PET/MR receives CE Mark

Royal Philips Electronics is announcing CE marking for the industry’s first commercially available whole body PET/MR imaging system, the Ingenuity TF PET/MR*. This new system, being launched as the…

Multimodality, multivendor imaging portal

Philips introduced the Philips IntelliSpace Portal, a multimodality workspace that uses advanced networking capabilities to facilitate collaboration between radiologists and referring clinicians that…


Meaningful Innovations: Ingenuity CT and Ingenuity TF PET/CT

During RSNA, Philips announced the new Philips Ingenuity CT platform, an innovative technology that will help redefine low dose imaging. The Ingenuity CT features iDose4, Philips’ next-generation…


Ingenia, the first-ever digital broadband MRI system

At the 96th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Philips showcased Philips Ingenia, the first-ever digital broadband magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)…


New driver of innovation and efficiency in radiology

Philips is ushering in a new era in radiology science with Imaging 2.0, a concept fueled by integration of technology, clinician and patient. Showcasing its commitment to pioneering innovative,…


Philips unveils new approach and advances in clinical collaboration

This year at the 96th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Philips was ushering in a new era in radiology science with Imaging 2.0, a concept fueled by…


Strategic Allicance between Philips and Atom Medical Corporation

Philips Electronics and Atom Medical Corporation, a major manufacturer of neonatal medical equipment, announced today that they are expanding their relationship to serve customers with a more…

New alliance expected to result in better treatment access for patients

Philips is announcing its partnership with the Global Initiative for Chronic Lung Disease (GOLD) on World COPD Day (November 17, 2010). GOLD works with health care professionals and public health…


Philips' Imaging Highlights at ECR 2010

At ECR 2010, Philips launches the GEMINI LXL, the newest PET/CT scanner, offering many of the features available on premium systems for those working in the clinical areas of both radiology and…


Elasto augments the IU22 ultrasound platform

Philips has developed a proprietary technology for elastography that uses new strain analytics for signals captured on the IU22 volume linear transducer and yields a relative quantification of tissue…


Philips forecasts advances for healthcare in 2020

Previewing technologies that may be in use in about a decade, Philips Healthcare recently introduced us to researchers who discussed their many current and ongoing projects.


Partnership Model

10-year agreement with Philips Pioneer Healthcare Technology will provide Barcelona hospital with consistent access to leading imaging technology solutions, designed around its needs.

SecondLook Digital - CAD software for Mammography

SecondLook Digital from iCAD is Philips' new computer aided detection solution for early breast cancer detection. It supports physicians in identifying and marking suspicious areas. The software…


Royal Philips Electronics leads Sonodrugs Project

Philips leads the €15.9 million project to develop image-guided localized drug delivery technologies that could significantly impact the treatment of cancer and cardiovascular disease. The goal is…


Better management of complex arrhythmias

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands and global company Bard Electrophysiology are starting a collaboration to develop new clinical tools for the work of electrophysiologists and lab staff.…


Changing the way we live

Marcel van Kasteel MBA, is VP of Philips and CEO of Handheld Immunoassays, a Philips Incubator venture in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, which recently announced that, by the end of this year, the first…



Shenzhen Landwind Industry Co. Ltd. (Landwind) began operations as a distributor for Siemens and Philips ultrasound products in mainland China and later commenced production of its own black and…


Enhanced image quality and improved workflow

At this year's RSNA, Philips not only showcased their latest technology, the Achieva 3.0T TX MRI scanner, but also provided insights in their current activities to improve workflow in the radiology…

Philips and Neuronexus to research next generation deep brain stimulation device

NeuroNexus Technologies and Philips Research announced that they have signed a joint research agreement to develop next-generation deep brain stimulation devices with the ambition to improve the…


Two for one - and one for two

Philips and Steris join forces to provide hybrid surgical rooms: a flexible environment for optimal imaging during open and minimally invasive cardiovasculare procedures that will optimise workflow…


Research to prolong the retention time in the blood

The University of Urbino and Philips Research will jointly research the encapsulation of magnetic nanoparticle contrast agents inside living blood cells to prolong the retention time of these agents…



Royal Philips Electronics is to lead `euHeart´, the new European Union (EU) funded research project that aims to improve CVD diagnosis, therapy planning and treatment.


Philips HD15 ultrasound system

Philips has added a new platform to its HD ultrasound products - the HD15 - which aims to provide small hospitals, clinics and private practices with advanced image clarity and broad application…


Pulsion and Philips Healthcare enhance their strong partnership

Pulsion Medical Systems and Philips Healthcare are two strong brands. Pulsion, one of the leading specialists for intelligent medical diagnosis and therapy management systems, now announced the…


From head to toe

The new Philips 256-slice Brilliance iCT came in to use recently at the University Hospital in Ulm. The system produces quick, high-res scans with 80% less radiation.


Philips to acquire Tomcat Systems

Royal Philips Electronics recently announced it will acquire TOMCAT Systems Ltd., based in Northern Ireland. Terms of this acquisition were not disclosed. TOMCAT offers a software solution to collect…


Philips and Ascent Profit sign contract to deliver digital radiography systems to China

Shanghai, China — Royal Philips Electronics and Ascent Profit, a leading Chinese medical equipment wholesaler, today announced that they have signed a €25 million contract to bring digital…


Financing State-of-the-Art Technology

Hospitals concerned about the accuracy of utilization predictions of new diagnostic imaging equipment will be interested in pay-per-use financing that is being offered by global vendors. Eric-Jan…


Frost & Sullivan honours healthcare leaders at Berlin award banquet

Berlin, Feb. 2008 - Philips Speech Recognition Systems was among the 15 healthcare companies to receive Frost & Sullivan's "Excellence in Healthcare Award" in Berlin.


How to afford state-of-the-art technology — and not go bust!

When Philips Healthcare looked at today's crucial cost containment challenges that hospitals face, we decided to support them by taking more operational responsibility and sharing some of their…


Open High-field MRI

As part of a research and development project, doctors at the University Hospital Magdeburg, Germany, are treating oncology patients with local minimally invasive surgery (MIS) which, for the first…


A new, multi-purpose interactive multimedia system

Currently used in pilot projects in the UK and the Netherlands, the new CareServant system from Philips, is an interactive multimedia system for use by hospital patients as well as staff.


Philips unveils iCT

The Philips flagship product at RSNA, the 256-slice Brilliance iCT scanner, allows radiologists to produce high-quality images with exceptional acquisition speed, including complete coverage of the…


Home monitoring for cardiac patients

The St. Lucas Andreas Hospital in Amsterdam-West, the first in the Netherlands to begin the daily remote monitoring of cardiac patients at home, is using the Philips Motiva system. About 100 patients…


Microbubbles and ultrasound to treat ischemic stroke

A new research collaboration to study the potential of microbubbles and ultrasound to treat ischemic strokes has been established between ImaRx Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutal company in Tucson,…


Spotlight on patient safety

Medical errors occur in any part of the treatment process and typically involve the wrong medication, improper treatment, or incorrect or delayed test results. At its annual partner meeting, which…


Spotlight on patient safety

Medical errors occur in any part of the treatment process and typically involve the wrong medication, improper treatment, or incorrect or delayed test results. At its annual partner meeting in Berlin…

Philips expands service offering

Philips announced new professional services, which allow the SpeechMagic integration partners to capitalise on the company's unique know-how and expertise in healthcare documentation.

Reports from the field

End user presentations at the Philips partner event provided insight into industrial grade speech recognition deployments in hospitals.


First human ultrahigh-field MRI installed in the Netherlands

The Virtual Institute for Seven Tesla Applications (VISTA) is a partnership of several Dutch universities. To evaluate the benefit of ultrahigh-field MRI the first human 7.0T whole-body research…


Philips SpeechMagic - Easy creation of medical reports

Documentation in hospital is a time consuming process: Clinicians speak their reports on a dictation system, but have no full control of report creation as members of the transcription department…


First CAD system for the diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease

The University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf (UKE) is currently undergoing a clinical evaluation with the first MRI/PET image software tool for the diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases that…


Speech recognition

Last year the European Commission, DG Health and Consumer Protection, observed that the health sector still lags behind other industries in introducing systematic safety processes and recommended the…


Philips Speech Recognition Systems acquires Kuhlmann-Informations-Systeme

Philips Speech Recognition Systems has acquired Kuhlmann-Informations-Systeme (KIS), a provider of dictation and speech recognition solutions for healthcare.


First PC dictation products available for Linux operating system

With the new Linux software development kit (SDK) Royal Philips Electronics introduced the first solution to integrate their SpeechMike products into a Linux operating system.


Philips From X-rays to Motiva homecare

To learn more about the presence of Philips in healthcare - and particularly cardiology - our Netherlands correspondent visited the company in Amsterdam.


Fast forward for clinical reporting

Digital dictation devices can read a patient's data, automatically assign information to the relevant report and interpret human speech into a text version.

Armin Scheuer reports


The Eisenherz project

Tobias Schaeffter PhD, Principal Scientist, Philips Research Laboratories, Hamburg, Arne Hengerer PhD, Director molecular MR, Siemens Medical Solutions, Erlangen, and Andreas Briel PhD, Eisenherz…


Dictation device can be accessed via mobile phones and another scans barcodes

Philips Speech Processing recently introduced two new dictation devices to ease medical information recording.


The Kitten Scanner

The Philips Kitten Scan is a miniature CT (or CAT) scanner for children - no, not to be scanned in it, but for them to use while awaiting checkups themselves.


iSite: an insight into advanced healthcare communications

With iSyntax Philips Medical Systems provides a PACS for an advanced medical image and information management system.

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