The CT 3500 is designed to deliver the uninterrupted imaging required by high-throughput radiology departments and screening programs including mobile screening units. To achieve this level of reliability, the CT 3500 is built on Philips’ highly regarded vMRC tube and tracks critical performance metrics with internal and external proactive monitoring sensors that allow Philips service engineers to intervene prior to any potential impact on CT operations.
Adding to Philips’ existing portfolio of high-performance CT solutions, the CT 3500 is being launched back-to-back at the 2023 China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF 2023, May 14 - 17, Shanghai, China) and the 2023 Deutscher Röntgenkongress (ROKO 2023, May 17 -19, Wiesbaden, Germany).
 Based on Philips in-house assessment by five clinical experts, comparing manual versus Precise Positioning in 40 clinical cases using a human body phantom. Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.
 In clinical practice, the use of Precise Image may reduce CT patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, and anatomical location. A consultation with a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task. Dose reduction assessments were performed using reference body protocols with 1.0 mm slices at the “Smoother” setting of Precise Image, and tested on the MITA CT IQ Phantom (CCT189, The Phantom Laboratory) assessing the 10 mm pin and compared to filtered-back projection. A range is seen across the 4 pins, using a channelized hoteling observer tool, that includes lower image noise by 85% and improved low-contrast detectability from 0% to 60% at 50% to 80% dose reduction. NPS curve shift is used to evaluate image appearance, as measured on a 20 cm water phantom in the center 50 mm x 50 mm region of interest, with an average shift of 6% or less.
 Precise Image is currently not available for pediatrics.