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Philips celebrates 100 years of research with latest leading healthcare innovations at Arab Health 2014

January 26, 2014

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates – In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Philips Research, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is introducing breakthrough innovations in healthcare at premier events globally, including this year’s Arab Health. Since first established in 1914, Philips Research continues to develop innovations that improve people’s lives. From the introduction of the Rotalix X-ray tube that provided a breakthrough in the fight against tuberculosis, to the more recent 3D Heart Navigator technology helping doctors plan and perform minimally-invasive cardiac procedures, Philips delivers innovative healthcare technology to improve access, lower cost and increase quality across the continuum of care.


Prominently present at this year’s Arab Health, Philips illustrates its technology leadership in healthcare with the introduction of three fundamentally new imaging developments: Vereos PET/CT, the first PET/CT system in the industry to use innovative digital silicon photomultiplier detectors instead of traditional analog detectors; IQon Spectral CT1, the world’s first spectral-detector CT system; and its recently announced premium ultrasound system EPIQ.


"To create the future of healthcare, we need to think broadly and holistically about how innovation impacts patients, healthcare systems and our customers. Whether it’s planning a new hospital, investing in new technologies to upgrade an existing facility, or improving process efficiencies, we work closely with our customers to understand their biggest challenges", said Deborah DiSanzo, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Philips Healthcare.


These new innovations further expand Philips’ integrated radiology product portfolio to deliver advanced image quality and the critical information, clinicians need for confident decision-making. Philips partners with clinicians to drive the clinical performance and economic value of its solutions to find the shortest path to the best care with the most efficient use of resources.


"We are very proud to showcase our newest technology innovations here at Arab Health. How we innovate matters to our stakeholders, such as governments, hospitals, clinicians and the wider community globally, as well as here in the Middle East," said Diederik Zeven, General Manager, Philips Healthcare Middle East & Turkey.


New innovations showcased at Arab Health

The Vereos PET/CT is the first PET/CT system in the industry to use innovative digital silicon photomultiplier detectors instead of traditional analog detectors, resulting in a step change in performance that includes approximately 2x the sensitivity gain, volumetric resolution, and quantitative accuracy compared to analog systems.1 These radical improvements can ultimately be translated into high image quality, increased diagnostic confidence, improved treatment planning and faster workflows.


Philips IQon Spectral CT is the world’s first spectral-detector CT system built from the ground up for spectral imaging. It uses color to identify the composition of an image without involving time-consuming protocols. With the development of a fundamentally new spectral detector that can discriminate between X-ray photons of multiple high and low energies simultaneously, Philips’ IQon Spectral CT adds a new dimension to CT imaging, delivering not only anatomical information but also the ability to characterize structures based on their material makeup within a single scan.


Philips’ EPIQ ultrasound system delivers extraordinary image resolution and detail along with exceptional levels of information. It was designed to meet the needs of today's ultrasound department, providing enhanced clinical information and faster, more consistent exams that are easier to perform. With EPIQ, clinicians can get the diagnostic information they need to make a confident diagnosis.


Philips’ proprietary nSIGHT imaging architecture introduces a totally new approach to forming ultrasound images, offering an exceptional level of clinical performance. Unlike conventional systems that form the image line by line, nSIGHT creates images with optimal resolution down to the pixel level.


Philips at Arab Health 2014

Visit Philips at Arab Health 2014 at stand S2C10, Sheikh Zayed Hall 2, of the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre from January 27 – 30. For additional material and images of Philips’ portfolio of healthcare solutions featured at Arab Health 2014, please visit:


1 Analog system: Philips GEMINI TF 16.

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For further information, please contact:

Adel Sartawi
Philips Healthcare Middle East
Phone: +971 551 003 767


About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 114,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at