IMR has set a new direction in CT image quality with industry-leading low-contrast resolution and virtually noise*-free images. Long associated with MR, this improvement in low-contrast resolution is a made possible through Philips’ first iterative reconstruction technique built on a knowledge-based model. Enabled by hardware innovation, its reconstruction speed allows IMR to be used in even the most demanding applications.
With IMR, benefits are achieved simultaneously.
You can achieve 60 - 80% lower dose, and at the same time, improve low-contrast detectability by 43 - 80% and lower image noise by 70 - 83%, relative to standard (FBP) reconstruction.*
The coinciding benefits of IMR provide you the ability to see fine subtle differences that may have been missed in the past. These subtleties can be vital to the care you provide your patients.
* In clinical practice, the use of IMR may reduce CT patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location, and clinical practice. A consultation with a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task. Low-contrast detectability and noise were assessed using Reference Factory Protocol comparing IMR to FBP; measured on 0.8 mm slices, tested on the MITA CT IQ Phantom (CCT183, The Phantom Laboratory), using human observers.