Philips launches world’s first detector-based spectral CT scanner in Canada

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Royal Philips has announced the launch of the Philips IQon Spectral CT in Canada. The Philips IQon Spectral CT is the world’s first and only spectral detector CT, designed specifically for spectral imaging. It delivers on-demand color quantification and the ability to characterize structures simply and at a low dose.

The Philips IQon Spectral CT provides multiple layers of retrospective, diagnostic data in a single, low-dose scan with seamless integration into existing hospital system protocols. It can provide sufficient information with only one scan to help clinicians make fast, confident diagnoses, driving improved clinical and economic outcomes.

The IQon Spectral CT adds spectral resolution to traditional CT scanning through a new dual-layer spectral detector. It identifies photons of high energy and low energy simultaneously, allowing not only the view of anatomy, but also uses color to characterize the material content of critical structures.