Philips showcases latest software-defined, AI-powered smart MR systems at ECR 2022

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July 12, 2022

  • AI-based Philips SmartSpeed ​​software receives 510(k) clearance from the FDA, delivering breakthrough high-speed, high-resolution MR imaging
  • Unique broad compatibility (97% of clinical protocols) enables faster, high-quality scans for virtually all patients with various conditions, including those with implants
  • Intelligent MR acceleration software helps increase MR department efficiency with 3x faster scans and enables greater diagnostic confidence with higher quality image resolution

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Amsterdam, Netherlands –
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global healthcare technology leader, today announced that its artificial intelligence (AI)-based MR acceleration software SmartSpeed ​​has received 510( k) the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Added advanced AI data collection algorithms to Philips existing Compressed SENSE MR acceleration engine, Philips Smart Speed delivers higher image resolution with 3x faster scan times [1] and virtually no loss of image quality, representing a major advance in diagnostic confidence and productivity for the MRI department.

With personalized treatment for complex diseases such as cancer increasing the need for high-confidence, precision diagnostics, coupled with an increasing workload due to an aging population and high levels of clinician burnout, services radiology companies are under increasing pressure to improve their performance, productivity and profitability.

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“Philips AI-based SmartSpeed ​​reconstruction is for us the new benchmark among acceleration techniques. It improves on the company’s existing Compressed SENSE in every way and helps reduce examination times with excellent image quality and diagnostic confidence,” said Dr. Grischa Bratke, radiologist and musculoskeletal imaging expert at Cologne University Hospital, Cologne, Germany.

Philips SmartSpeed, the latest addition to Philips’ expanding portfolio of smart, connected imaging solutions and smart, AI-powered workflows, helps achieve the quadruple goal of improving diagnostic outcomes, improving patient and staff experience and reduce overall healthcare costs.

This latest AI-powered MR software increases resolution by up to 65% and achieves scan times up to 3x faster compared to conventional MR scans. [1]. Coupled with its support for 97% of current clinical protocols [2] – including advanced contrast and diffusion-weighted imaging, and even quantitative imaging such as T1 or T2 mapping for brain, liver, heart or musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging – Philips SmartSpeed ​​helps to increase diagnostic confidence in a wide range of patients, including the most complex cases. Philips SmartSpeed’s unique deep learning technology is applied to the MR signal source and seamlessly integrated with the Philips Compressed SENSE speed engine to deliver the higher resolution and high signal-to-noise ratio needed for images detail, detection of small lesions and improved diagnosis..

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Philips SmartSpeed ​​award-winning AI technology
Philips SmartSpeed ​​uses an award-winning AI reconstruction algorithm [3] in front of the MR signal to suppress noise and preserve detail while enabling k-space data consistency checking for trustworthy AI. The unique Compressed SENSE adaptive AI technology used in Philips SmartSpeed, which was co-developed by Philips and several of its academic partners, won the 2019 award fastMRI Challenge hosted by Facebook AI research and New York Langone Health.

“By taking the Quadruple Aim as a starting point for developing and deploying AI solutions, we have a tremendous opportunity to address the inefficiencies and growing demand that our customers and partners face every day,” said Kees Wesdorp, Chief Business Leader of Precision Diagnosis at Philips. “Powered by AI, our cutting-edge technologies and intelligent connected imaging solutions help turn data into actionable insights to increase diagnostic confidence and help improve clinical outcomes for patients. »

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Philips portfolio of smart, connected imaging and smart workflow solutions at ECR 2022
Philips SmartSpeed ​​joins the growing number of Philips AI-powered workflow innovations that are available across the portfolio of Philips RM smart systems which will be presented at the next European Congress of Radiology 2022 (REC 2022), including the recent introduction in Europe of the 3T MR smart connected system, Philips MR7700 and the latest company news MR5300 1.5T without helium in the operational MR system. Each of these systems uses intelligent software to automate tasks and help ease the burden on busy radiology staff and departments.

Visit Philips at ECR 2022 for more information on Philips’ suite of AI-powered precision diagnostic solutions, including intelligent connected imaging systems and integrated radiology workflow solutions, designed to increase clinical confidence and results of diagnosis.

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Philips SmartSpeed ​​is FDA cleared but not CE marked and not yet available for delivery in all countries.
[1] Compared to Philips SENSE
[2] Average measured across a sample of Philips MR installed base sites
[3] Adaptive-C-SENSE-Net technology is winner of the Fast MRI Challenge organized by Facebook AI research and New York Langone Health

For more information, please contact:

Kathy O’Reilly
Philips Global Press Office
Such. : +1 978-221-8919
E-mail : [email protected]
Twitter: @kathyoreilly

About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving the health and well-being of people and driving better outcomes in the across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips relies on cutting-edge technology and in-depth clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Based in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as consumer health and care. residence. Philips generated sales of €17.2 billion in 2021 and employs approximately 78,000 employees with sales and service in over 100 countries. Information about Philips can be found at



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