AlluraClarity with ClarityIQ technology provides high quality imaging for a comprehensive range of clinical procedures, achieving excellent visibility at ultra low X-ray dose levels for patients of all sizes.
The powerful image processing technology ClarityIQ incorporates state-of-the-art, real-time image processing, developed by Philips Research and based on state-of-the-art parallel computing technology. Advanced image processing helps tune other aspects of the system, including use of small focal spot, consistent copper filtration, and lower mA tube output. All to give you high quality images to help guide interventions.
AlluraClarity family || Excellent dose management
AlluraClarity family for high quality imaging at low dose
Meet a revolutionary new generation of interventional X-ray systems. The AlluraClarity family provides high quality imaging for a full range of clinical procedures at ultra low dose.
Live Image Guidance || Full suite of clinical applica
Live Image Guidance simplifies procedures and workflow
Simplify procedures and support efficient workflows for a wide range of interventions with Live Image Guidance. Automatic Pixel Shift, Noise Reduction and Image Enhancement contribute to Live Image Guidance for interventional neuroradiology. Live Image Guidance in electrophysiology benefits from the Imaging Enhancements from catheters and ablation devices. Spatial Noise Reduction is used in endovascular interventions to obtain vessel delineation even in areas with bowel movement. And for interventional cardiology, Movement Compensation is the leading parameter.
Fine-tuned parameters || Smart image optimization
Fine-tuned parameters unlock AlluraClarity's full potential
In order to use ClarityIQ technology to its full potential, we have fine-tuned over 500 system parameters (tube, detector, image processing, etc.) for each application area. This allows for superb visualization of coronaries and cardiac wall movements, and through bowel and respiratory movements. For electrophysiology, it means obtaining a superb visualization of the regions of interest and ablation devices. By using Automatic Pixel Shift in DSA and roadmap fluoroscopy, you can obtain enhanced visualization of neuro vasculature.
As interventions become increasingly complex, your challenges multiply. One challenge is the growing number of patients with a high BMI. Visualizing their anatomy can necessitate increased dose levels and lengthen fluoroscopy time. AlluraClarity's ultra low dose imaging takes on that challenge. Expand your treatment options even with obese and high-risk patients.
Real-time Pixel Shift || Smart image optimization
Real-time Pixel Shift reduces motion artifacts
By aligning images with each other before subtraction, Real-time Pixel shift helps reduce motion artifacts.
Motion Compensation || Smart image optimization
Motion Compensation reduces motion blur
ClarityIQ can now apply motion compensation to temporal filtering algorithms, to reduce image blur in high-motion areas of anatomy.
ClarityIQ uses advanced spatial filtering to highlight structures and reduce the impact of background noise in an image. High-speed, parallel computing architecture enhances filtering in real time.
Image Enhancement || Smart image optimization
Image Enhancement optimizes images for clinical application
This module of ClarityIQ optimizes the presentation of the image based on clinical application and user taste. Contrast, brightness, and edge enhancement are some of the many variables that are optimized.
a) In 18 individual comparative studies, Philips ClarityIQ was associated with reductions in patient radiation exposure. For the full list of clinical peer-reviewed papers go to www.philips.com/clinicallyproven.
b) Relationship between radiation exposure and risk of complications, long-term health risk, procedure time and patient characteristics, procedure complexity, as reported in medical guidelines. Stecker, M.S., et al., Guidelines for Patient Radiation Dose Management. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 2009. 20(7): p. S263-S273.
c) The results of the application of dose reduction techniques will vary depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location and clinical practice. The interventional radiologist assisted by a physicist as necessary has to determine the appropriate settings for each specific clinical task.
d) Results based on total dose area product from a single center retrospective, historically controlled cohort study on 614 patients (302 for Allura Xper without ClarityIQ and 312 for Allura Xper with ClarityIQ). Procedural performance (fluoroscopy time and number of DSA images) of the physicians did not significantly differ between the two cohorts. Söderman M, Mauti M, Boon S, Omar A, Marteinsdóttir M, Andersson T, Holmin S, Hoornaert B. Radiation dose in neuroangiography using image noise reduction technology: a population study based on 614 patients. Neuroradiology. 2013 Nov;55(11):1365-72.
e) Results based on total dose area product from a single center, prospectively randomized cohort study on 70 consecutive patients (35 for Allura Xper without ClarityIQ and 35 for Allura Xper with ClarityIQ). Number of cine images and contrast medium did not significantly differ between the two cohorts, while fluoroscopy time was significantly higher for the ClarityIQ group. Image quality was based on subjective assessment of two cine runs selected from each patient in two specific projections. Ratings for image contrast, resolution and general appearance were not statistically different. Image noise was more apparent for ClarityIQ images. Eloot L, Thierens H, Taeymans Y, Drieghe B, De Pooter J, Van Peteghem S, Buytaert D, Gijs T, Lapere R, Bacher K. Novel X-ray imaging technology enables significant patient dose reduction in interventional cardiology while maintaining diagnostic image quality. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Nov;86(5):E205-12.
f) Results based on DSA dose area product per frame from a single center prospective randomized study on 48 patients. DSA runs for Allura Xper with ClarityIQ and Allura Xper without ClarityIQ were randomly acquired on the same patient under same condition of geometry, field of view and injection protocol. Image quality was based on subjective assessment (side-by-side, equal or superior than the other, blinded review by 5 independent radiologists). Van Strijen MJ, Grünhagen T, Mauti M, Zähringer M, Gaines PA, Robinson GJ, Railton NJ, van Overhagen H, Habraken J, van Leersum M. Evaluation of a noise reduction imaging technology in iliac digital subtraction angiography: noninferior clinical image quality with lower patient and scatter dose. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 May;26(5):642-50.e1.