Delivering diagnoses to more patients in more settings
Helium may be one of the most lightweight elements on earth, but a Philips BlueSeal Magnet is 900Kg lighter than traditional MRI systems once the equipment and vent pipe required to manage the helium are stripped away . That weight advantage gives hospitals greater flexibility in siting an MRI scanner with BlueSeal magnet technology in terms of reduced floor loading and no requirement for a vent pipe. BlueSeal Magnet’s minimal use of helium in manufacture, zero helium cost in operations, lower weight, and simpler installation advantages might help the world’s scarce helium resources to go further and last longer. Coupled with other MR innovations, such as Philips SmartSpeed acceleration engine – which enables scanning up to 3 times faster and reduces power consumption by up to 53% per patient scan  – and patient-centric workflow solutions, it means the excellent diagnostic performance of MRI can be made available to more patients in more settings, furthering Philips’ commitment to improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation.
Philips will showcase its latest in MR innovations at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting (November 27 – December 1, Chicago, USA). On Monday, Nov. 28 at 7:00AM – 8:00AM CST, Kees Wesdorp, Chief Business Leader of Precision Diagnosis at Philips will facilitate a panel session during a virtual symposium to discuss “Decarbonizing radiology,” featuring leading experts from around the world discussing mandates for sustainable, responsible radiology best practices. RSNA attendees can visit Philips at RSNA 2022 to register for the symposia session and to learn more about the company’s latest smart integrated diagnostic systems and connected workflows helping to advance precision diagnosis and treatment. Join Philips in person in booth #6730 at RSNA, or virtually via the Philips interactive online radiology experience and follow @PhilipsLiveFrom for #RSNA22 updates throughout the event.
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 U. S. Imaging Services Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Modality (X-ray, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine Scans, Ultrasound, MRI Scans), By End-use (Hospitals, Diagnostic Imaging Centers), And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030.
 Total helium saved compared to conventional, helium-cooled scanners across both production and operations since 2018 = 1,038,361, based on LV supply 2022
 Compared to Philips earlier (non-BlueSeal) Ingenia 1.5T ZBO magnet.
 Applicable to MR 5300 and Ambition S. Philips SmartSpeed power consumption versus Philips SENSE based scanning. Based on COCIR and in-house simulated environment. Results can very based on site conditions