Enhancing diagnostics and patient care


    Philips, a leading health technology company, recently installed the Philips IQon Spectral CT with Ambient Experience in Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital. The IQon is the world’s first and only detector-based spectral CT.

    The IQon Spectral CT delivers multiple layers of retrospective data in a single, low-dose scan. Fully integrated with current workflow, this proprietary approach to CT delivers extraordinary diagnostic quality, empowering hospitals to improve clinical confidence and make the right diagnosis in the first scan.

    This advanced CT has been installed in combination with Philips’ Ambient Experience, an approach to clinical environment design that aims to help facilitate reduced patient stress, increased staff satisfaction and improved workflow. The integrated architecture, design and enabling technologies, such as dynamic lighting and sound, allows patients to personalize their environment and surround themselves in a relaxing atmosphere that can help calm them, increase efficiency and improve workflow. Patients can select room themes with sound to personalize the environment. This helps patients to feel engaged and provides them with positive distraction and a feeling of control.

    “With the healthcare challenges that the world is facing today – an aging population, the rise of chronic diseases and resource constraints – the healthcare industry needs solutions that deliver extraordinary diagnostic quality, empowering clinicians to improve clinical confidence and make the right diagnosis in the first scan,” said Ashwin Chari, country manager, Philips Philippines Inc.

    “The best way to show compassion to our patients is to help them economically and this is our way of helping more Filipinos to be more cost-efficient especially in healthcare.

    Technology such as IQon Spectral CT helps reduce the expenses of the patients and the hospital as it reduces scanning time, meaning a shorter time for diagnosis and decrease in repeat scans,” said Dr. Philip Anthony S.D. Larrazabal, Chairman of CebuDoc Department of Radiology.