In stroke care, the most time is lost during stroke diagnosis


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Diagnose a stroke in time with solutions that can help promote teamwork and data sharing

In stroke care, a lot of time is lost during stroke diagnosis and in activating the stroke team for treatment. Inefficient systems and inconclusive studies slow every step of the process. The good news: we are making progress to speed up diagnosis and get patient data wherever needed. Our solutions focus on sharing data across caregivers and improving workflow efficiency to help you get eligible stroke patients to treatment on time. 

Speed up diagnosis by sharing data across providers and improving workflow

During stroke diagnosis, valuable time is wasted on inefficient imaging processes and unnecessary repeat scans. We aim to automate imaging processes so you can provide fast high-quality imaging results to drive timely and confident diagnostic decisions. Our solutions support end-to-end sharing so all stroke team members have timely access to diagnostic stroke results.

IQon Spectral CT delivers spectral results 100% of the time in a single scan allowing for greater insights

Improve consistency and speed in CT


of exams deliver spectral results with detector-based spectral CT

Spectral CT 7500

CT is the primary imaging modality in an emergency department for patients with stroke or traumatic brain injury. Image quality of neurology scans is of primary importance to identify neurological disorders. Spectral results such as monoenergetic images, iodine maps and Z-effective images are delivered 100% of the time. They provide improved image quality through enhanced grey/white matter differentiation and reduction in beam hardening artifact, as well as additional information to support a differential diagnosis.

This application automatically generates qualitative and quantitative information to aid identification of salvageable tissue

Share diagnostic images with the stroke team

CT Brain Perfusion

This application automatically calculates and generates qualitative and quantitative information which may help you determine areas of reduced cerebral blood flow,aiding identification of salvageable tissue in acute stroke. Results can be shared via emailfor convenient reviewing. 

SmartExam MR automatically plans and scans the patient after you shut the door to speed stroke MRI scans

Fast high-quality imaging for wider range of patients

Up to 3 times faster scans3

Philips SmartSpeed4

SmartSpeed delivers fast high-quality imaging for a wider range of patients supporting 97% of current clinical MR protocols5. It utilizes Compressed SENSE speed engine and an award-wining AI algorithm applied directly at the MR reconstruction chain to increase MRI department productivity with up to 3 times faster scans and to provide outstanding image quality with 65% higher resolution3.

MR Diffusion-Perfusion helps physicians distinguish potentially reversible from irreversible ischemia

Bring confidence to your MR stroke exam

A variety of MR Neuro applications help you to deliver a confident diagnosis, including EPI and TSE Diffusion, T2* Perfusion, Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWIp), Black Blood Imaging, 3D Arterial Spin Labelling (ASL), and 4D-TRANCE. 

Nicol Lab

Completing Philips stroke diagnostic portfolio with StrokeViewer6

Collaboration with Nicolab7

Receive notifications of suspected LVOs and access patient data anytime, anywhere. Seamlessly connect all hospitals & physicians in your network.

StrokeViewer includes a zero-footprint mobile DICOM viewer, certified for diagnostic use, that enables you to easily assess all type scans using AI. 

StrokeViewer reduces the 20% initial undetected LVOs8, while contributing to reduced time to treatment9 and well-informed treatment decisions.

The Chat functionality in StrokeViewer immediately helps Stroke teams align and collaborate across their entire stroke network. Users can securely communicate regarding a patient's treatment plan, helping to save time and maintain the highest security standards.

Let’s explore ways to simplify your diagnostic processes

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Connecting the dots across  stroke management

Discover how we are focusing on improving certainty and  speed at critical moments in stroke care

Learn about other critical stroke moments

  • Reduce uncertainty at first contact

    As a first responder, you need to decide if your patient might be experiencing a stroke and needs to be quickly taken to the right care. Our solutions connect you to stroke experts to support timely diagnostic and transfer decisions.

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  • Improve 24/7 lab performance

    Most strokes occur early in the morning or late at night. To make things easier for care teams, day and night, the Azurion neuro suite starts up quickly, is easy to use and provides extra procedural guidance.

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1. Heit JJ et al. Perfusion computed tomography for the evaluation of acute ischemic stroke. Stroke 2016;47:1153-1158.

2. Content sent via email is not for diagnostic use. This functionality available in IntelliSpace Portal version 12.

3. Compared to Philips SENSE.

4. SmartSpeed is not yet CE marked, and not yet available for delivery in all areas.

5. On average, measured across a sample of sites from Philips MR installed base.

6. StrokeViewer is a trademark of Nicolab.

7. This solution is not available in all countries. Consult your local Philips representative for more detailed information.

8. Fasen et al Neuroradiology 2022

9. Multicenter Innovate study in The Netherlands, data collection ongoing.Compared to scans without Compressed SENSE.

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