Evaluation: Philips Healthcare iCT SP (Scalable Platform) Premium CT System
June 20, 2014 | Evaluations & Guidance
This material has changed since its original publication on 2014-04-16.
We judged this product against (1) our test criteria and (2) other products on the market. For CT technology, our ratings depend heavily on how the system compares to the other systems we evaluated. Therefore, the ratings below are most informative when viewed alongside our ratings of other products, such as in our Ratings at a Glance and Significant Test Results tables. Advanced imagin**g ! (/components/HDJournal/Resources/_4-star-icon. JPG) Provides wide coverage in dynamic imaging modes and has the optional ability to perform dual-energy imaging. Cardiac imaging! (/components/HDJournal/Resources/_4-star-icon. JPG) Offers good and consistent image quality in helical mode for heart rates up to 85 bpm, and acceptable quality in ECG-gating mode for heart rates up to 75 bpm. It is possible to acquire low-dose axial cardiac images for all heart rates that we tested (up to 100 bpm). Able to perform low-dose imaging using the step-and-shoot axial technique for heart rates up to 85 bpm. Pediatric imaging! (/components/HDJournal/Resources/_4-star-icon. JPG) Provides excellent image quality, very low dose, and fast coverage. Quiet scans help reduce patient anxiety. Routine imaging**! (/components/HDJournal/Resources/_4-star-icon. JPG) Has good image quality and dose-saving features,...