Philips Medical Systems has entered into a long-term research agreement with the University of Chicago Hospitals.
The agreement brings an array of imaging equipment-including six CT scanners, several magnetic resonance scanners, diagnostic x-ray systems, nuclear medicine equipment and patient monitoring systems, as well as medical information and image processing technology-to the hospitals.
Installation of the new equipment has already begun and will continue through 2005.
Philips says it will also support research efforts at the University of Chicago Hospitals on computer-assisted diagnosis (CAD) for CT, especially for projects involving lung cancer, CAD for breast cancer using mammography, MRI and ultrasound, and development and testing of many other applications. The research collaboration is expected to begin later this year.