About 10 years ago Phoenix Children’s Hospital entered into a long-term relationship with Philips that recently expanded in 2017 to become a strategic partnership. The partnership is committed to clinical excellence; connected patient care; sustainable healthcare centered around the needs of children. Together, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Philips co-designed and tested new dosing protocols in its imaging equipment that are child-sized and appropriate for a particular organ and across different age groups.
“The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation. We’ve designed our own protocols to do that, and we’ve shared those with Philips. So, they’re out there in the world, freely available to Philips users,” says Dianne Bardo, Director of Body MR; Co-Director 3D Innovation Laboratory at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Through noise reduction algorithms, radiologists at Phoenix Children’s Hospital can decrease or eliminate image noise and still make a diagnosis. With Philips iDose they can control the dial and personalize image quality based on patient needs at low dose.