ASTRO: Philips showcases updated Brilliance CT oncology platform
Philips Healthcare is unveiling enhancements in its Brilliance CT Big Bore oncology platform to improve workflow through a 4D visualization and reconstruction system at the 51st annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) this week in Chicago.

The company said the updated features include:
  • RapidView 4D reconstruction system: An 85-cm bore and 60-cm scan field of view for 4D imaging.
  • Amplitude binning algorithm: Through 4D correlated imaging, the system allows patients to breathe freely while capturing and sorting images according to inspiration/expiration data points along a respiratory waveform.
  • Metal artifact reduction: This technology helps clinicians view structures near the sites of dense metal objects or other metal in the body to help visualize tumors.
  • “Sim Enhancement” blocking technology: Makes it possible for clinicians to mark an area for treatment and then initiate treatment via one workstation. Specifically, radiation therapists are able to send data to the CT console for treatment.
  • Tumor L.O.C. (or Localization On Console): This software allows clinicians to run a simulation at the scanner console and then localize the tumor and mark the patient.  Features include: import of multiple phase datasets as well as a routine CT; contour on any phase and apply it to a chosen primary phase; dynamic DRR/DCR; dynamic MPR & axial; and maximum, minimum and average intensity projection dataset generation.