Philips Delivers New Innovations to Make Imaging Accessible to More Patients
VIENNA, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is introducing three new imaging systems to help radiology departments increase both the number of patients and range of clinical exams they can handle. Philips is continuing the Imaging 2.0 journey to deliver greater collaboration and integration, increased patient focus and improved economic value. Showcased at the 2013 European Congress of Radiology  (ECR 2013), all three systems combine the capabilities for high patient throughput with the functionality and advanced clinical imaging applications.
It is widely recognized that aging populations and the rise of chronic disease are putting huge pressure on healthcare systems. Radiology has become a cornerstone of diagnosis and treatment and much of that pressure is felt in the radiology department. Transforming care means creating new clinical solutions for imaging, offering faster ways to collaborate, and providing breakthrough economic value, so that more patients can have access to care. Philips recently accelerated its strategy to invest and innovate in order to expand access to care, and with these introductions it leverages its expanding global foot print.
"Hospitals and clinics of all sizes face a constant struggle to treat more patients and reduce waiting times - all within often extremely tight budgets," said Gene Saragnese , chief executive officer of Imaging Systems at Philips.