“Minimally invasive, image-guided interventional oncology procedures are a highly effective option for patients who cannot be treated through conventional techniques such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy,” said Ronald Tabaksblat, Business Leader Image Guided Therapy Systems at Philips. “Interventional oncology procedures are rapidly increasing and OncoSuite provides the first complete interventional oncology portfolio for interventional radiologists, enabling physicians to see the entire tumor and its feeder vessels to directly target treatment avoiding healthy tissue.”
The next generation
OncoSuite allows targeted treatment of an entire tumor and its feeder vessels, sparing surrounding tissue or organs. The innovative Open Trajectory function within XperCT Dual enables better centering of the liver with significantly improved visualization during the procedure of peripheral hepatic tumors in a single sweep . This feature provides a more targeted field of view making it possible to effectively scan larger patients. Previously, with the traditional geometric movement of the C-arm of the interventional X-ray system, part of the liver image was truncated and larger patients required multiple scans to visualize tumors in the periphery of the liver.
Embolization procedures involve blocking the arteries feeding a tumor with beads to deprive it of nutrients and oxygen. They require the insertion of a catheter, which must be guided to the tumor site with the aid of live image-guidance. BTG and Philips have been working in close collaboration on the visualization benefits of radio-opaque beads in combination with image-guided therapy. Together the companies have calibrated LC Bead LUMITM and Philips Live Image Guidance Software to help interventional radiologists and multi-disciplinary teams to visualize better treatment options for patients with liver cancer. As a result, the next generation OncoSuite also features the world’s first optimized imaging for LC Bead LUMITM that provides real-time visible confirmation of bead location during embolization procedures . In addition, the new Wiper Movement functionality improves workflow with automatic Dual Phase imaging, helping physicians to acquire two 3D cone beam CT datasets at different times of the procedure in a single step.
The next generation OncoSuite reflects Philips’ commitment to deliver better, more personalized care to patients, while reducing healthcare costs. For more information on Philips presence at the CIRSE Congress 2016, please visit here and follow the #CIRSE2016 conversation @PhilipsLiveFrom throughout the event. OncoSuite and Philips’ full suite of integrated radiology solutions will also be featured at the upcoming 2016 RSNA annual meeting in Chicago (US) later this year. For continuous updates on Philips’ presence at RSNA 2016, please visit here.
References and notes:
* OncoSuite is the combination of Philips’ innovative product offerings XperCT Dual, EmboGuide and XperGuide. XperCT Dual rel3.3 with Open Trajectory and XperCT for LUMI optimized imaging is not yet CE marked, and not yet available for delivery.
** LC Bead LUMITM is the official trademark of BTG (Biocompatibles UK Ltd.) and is not available as part of Philips’ OncoSuite.
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