Philips introduces AI-enabled diagnostic imaging and treatment innovations to drive productivity and deliver better care at #ECR2024

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, today announced its focus on a new perspective on sustainable healthcare to be featured at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) annual meeting in Vienna. The company will debut its latest differentiating, AI-enabled innovations to improve access to care, increase imaging workflow productivity and departmental efficiency, and drive financial sustainability. ECR attendees will experience how Philips’ innovative platforms and game-changing software enable healthcare providers to focus on what matters most – caring for patients.  

Join Philips at The Blue Level at #ECR2024

Philips continues to strengthen its partnership with the European Society of Radiology (ESR) at #ECR2024 where it will once again dominate the exhibit space which attracts thousands of attendees each year. Level 2 (The Blue Level) will host Philips where it will spotlight its innovations in CT, MR, Diagnostic X-ray, Ultrasound, Image Guided Therapy, and Enterprise Informatics, designed to offer the best image quality and increase speed and productivity to drive diagnostic confidence and advance precision in diagnosis and treatment.

“At this year’s ECR, the focus is ‘Next Generation Radiology’ where innovation will be on the mind. Significant improvements and advances in speed and precision enabled by AI will be demonstrated by health tech leaders like Philips, and we are honored to once again have Philips showcased in this unique space at ECR 2024,” said Prof. Carlo Catalano,President of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Congress of Radiology (ECR).     

“At #ECR2024, we’ll demonstrate how our AI-enabled solutions help radiologists address their most pressing challenges, including cost of care, staff shortages, and growing health disparities, while at the same time reducing the environmental impact,” said Atul Gupta, MD, Chief Medical Officer in Precision Diagnosis and Image Guided Therapy at Philips. “One stand-out example is Philips’ leadership in helium-free MR operations. With more than 900 systems installed globally, the Philips BlueSeal magnet is the industry’s first and only 1.5T fully sealed magnet, relieving health systems from helium-related complications. We have now brought our innovation in helium-free MR to a mobile truck.”

Europe’s first mobile MRI system with helium-free operations at #ECR2024

The first BlueSeal MR Mobile unit [1] developed in Europe for Denmark-based Agito Medical Imaging will debut at #ECR2024. MRI scanners equipped with Philips’ BlueSeal magnet technology have saved more than 1.5 million liters of helium since 2018. The extension of this breakthrough technology in a mobile unit means Philips will be able to expand quality access to MRI exams for more patients in more places across Europe, in a more sustainable way with helium-free operations.

Care means the world

Underpinning Philips’ innovations is the company’s commitment to driving sustainable healthcare, developing solutions to help care for patients and the planet. ECR attendees will experience the Philips ‘Care Means’ campaign, reinforcing that improving human health and environmental health go hand in hand. From the development of energy-efficient technologies to better use and re-use of products, visitors to the Philips Sustainability Zone at #ECR2024 will see how Philips is leading the transformation to a lower environmental footprint for greater societal benefit, and stronger financial value for health systems.

Join Philips in person at the Blue Level at #ECR2024, or virtually via the Philips interactive online radiology experience.  

[1] BlueSeal Mobile 1.5T is considered a work in progress and is not CE marked and not available for sale. 

For further information, please contact:

Kathy O’Reilly
Philips Global External Relations
Tel. : +1 978 221 8919
E-mail: [email protected]

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and well-being through meaningful innovation. Philips’ patient- and people-centric innovation leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver personal health solutions for consumers and professional health solutions for healthcare providers and their patients in the hospital and the home. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, ultrasound, image-guided therapy, monitoring, and enterprise informatics, as well as in personal health. Philips generated 2023 sales of EUR 18.2 billion and employs approximately 69,700 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at

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