Evaluation: Philips Healthcare Incisive General High-Volume Diagnostic CT System

February 9, 2022 | Evaluations & Guidance


  • The Incisive has a continuously rotating x-ray source and detector array. It can be used as a whole-body CT scanner for general imaging use, and it offers scanning options for cardiac, bariatric, pediatric, oncology, vascular, orthopedic, and neuro imaging.
  • Major components and software features:
    • X-ray generator: The system has a generator with a power rating of 80 kW (105 kW effective power with iDose).
    • X-ray tube: vMRC
      • Tube voltage: 70, 80, 100, 120, and 140 kVp
      • Tube current: 5 to 667 mA (1 mA steps, which are standard on the system)
      • Tube heat capacity: 8,000,000 HU (heat units)
      • Tube effective heat capacity: >25,000,000 HU; direct cooling
      • The vMRC smart card captures performance data from the tube.
      • The tube has a lifetime guarantee (10 years as defined by Philips).
    • Detector: NanoPanel Elite
      • Solid-state GOS with 43,008 elements
      • 40 mm wide at isocenter with 64 detector rows
      • Can generate 128 slices per rotation
    • Patient table:
      • Height: 43 to 100 cm (17 to 39 in)
      • Weight capacity: 205 kg (452 lb); optional capacity up to 307 kg (675 lb)
    • Gantry:
      • Patient aperture: 72 cm (28.3 in)
      • Scan field: 50 cm (19.6 in)
      • Rotation speed: 0.35, 0.40, 0.50, 0.75, 1.00 and 1.50 sec
    • Major software components available as standard:
      • Scan exam cards: Prepopulated studies for diverse exam orders
      • Precise Planning: Automatically adjust the scan range of subsequent axial or helical scan series based on the survey view (Surview image)
      • O-MAR: Metal artifact reduction
      • iDose: Improves image quality through artifact prevention and increased spatial resolution at low dose
      • COBRA (Cone Beam Reconstruction Algorithm): Three-dimensional data acquisition and reconstruction in both axial and helical scanning
      • ClearRay reconstruction: Pre-computes and stores beam hardening information in a database later referenced to create a correction that is personalized to each individual patient
      • DoseWise: Encompasses a set of techniques, programs, and practices based on the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle and supports outstanding image quality at low dose
      • Dose management
        • Dedicated pediatric protocols: Age- and weight-based pediatric protocols produce diagnostic-quality images at a minimum dose according to patient age for head scans, and patient weight for body scans.
        • CT Dose Check: Operator notification in each exam card when a specified dose value is exceeded

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