RELEASE: Philips Launches Ultrasound System That Diagnoses More Patients First Time at RSNA

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RELEASE: Philips Launches Ultrasound System That Diagnoses More Patients First Time at RSNA

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- The new Compact 5000 Series ultrasound system offers the image quality needed to aid confident diagnosis in a portable unit

- Compatibility with Affiniti and EPIQ transducers of Philips ultrasound systems, user interface, workflow, and automation tools allow for an easy learning curve for advanced and novice users alike

- Integration with Philips Collaboration Live adds advanced telemedicine capabilities for remote clinical support and training

November 30, 2022 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Chicago, United States – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in healthcare technology, has announced the global launch of a next-generation compact portable ultrasound solution. at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) being held in Chicago. The new Philips Compact 5000 Series aims to bring the diagnosis associated with portable ultrasound systems to the largest number of patients. Designed to be portable and versatile without compromising image quality or performance, the Compact 5000 Series system makes it easier for more patients to get first-time ultrasound exams.

The Philips EPIQ Elite and Affinity systems replicate the intuitive workflow and user interface, offering full compatibility with the transducers in these systems, plus the new Compact 5000 supports an easy learning curve for all users. This new ultrasound machine is designed to share service capabilities across all specialties, including cardiovascular, OB/GYN, point-of-care, and general imaging, helping to meet the needs of multiple clinical segments. Designed to be portable, the system can be configured with an optional battery that enables 2.5 hours of scanning and 20% faster power-on capability [1] to ready the system at the patient's side in emergencies. In addition, the new equipment has 33% fewer hard keys on the console [2], and a fully sealed control panel to facilitate disinfection and cleaning protocols.

"Improving patient outcomes and experience means providing clinicians with our best available diagnostic tools and making advanced technology available no matter where the patient is," said Jeff Cohen, General Manager of Ultrasound at Philips. "With the patient at the center of everything we do, we built the Ultrasound Compact 5000 Series system to serve as a highly versatile portable ultrasound machine for use in multiple care settings and for many different types of exams without compromising quality." imaging, diagnostic capability or clinical workflow."

"The Compact system gives me superb image quality for such a small portable system, giving us the results we need," says Marcela Böhm-Vélez, MD, MD, Weinstein Imaging Associates, Pittsburgh, USA. "We found the system extremely easy to use, particularly as it matches our EPIQ Elites that we also have in our clinic. The extra battery also gives us the flexibility to move from one patient to another more quickly."

High-quality ultrasound images were previously destined for larger cart-based systems, which, while technically portable, are often located within a specific department. This often means that patients have to be transferred from a hospital ward to the appropriate department for their ultrasound exams, which can negatively impact the patient experience and create logistical issues that limit patient flow. The portability of the new Ultrasound Compact 5000 Series brings quality ultrasound to the patient anywhere in the hospital, with advanced features not often found in a portable system, including AI-powered automation tools.

This innovative new system also features Philips Collaboration Live, real-time secure telemedicine software, with the ability to call on additional clinical experts via voice, text, screen sharing and video streaming from anywhere with a mobile connection or from Internet. Collaboration Live even allows a remote user to control the unit's settings for high-quality image diagnosis, reducing the need for follow-up scans and the need for patients to travel to a hospital facility [3].

The 5000 Series compact ultrasound system complements Philips' broad portfolio of diagnostic ultrasound systems for every level of care and clinical setting, ranging from its Lumify portable ultrasound and InnoSight tablet, and ClearVue value ultrasound systems, to its high-end and premium ultrasound systems like Affiniti and EPIQ Elite. The Compact 5000, which has recently received FDA 510(k) clearance and is pending CE marking, joins the broad portfolio of Philips ultrasound family solutions.

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[1] Compared to the CX50 ultrasound system.

[2] One button push for LV GLS measurements.

[3] Collaboration Live may not be available in all geographic areas.

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a leading healthcare technology company focused on improving people's health and well-being, and facilitating better outcomes across the health cycle, from habits health and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips draws on its advanced technology and in-depth clinical and consumer insights to offer integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as consumer health and home care. Philips has recorded sales of €17.2 billion in 2021 and employs approximately 78,000 employees, with business operations and services in more than 100 countries. All Philips news can be found in our News Center

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