Partnering with Philips to enhance your investment and expand your capabilities

Never before has imaging changed so rapidly. New technology and procedures are released often and it’s hard to stay current. It’s a challenge to adapt your imaging systems of today to the innovations of tomorrow.


At Philips Healthcare, we collaborate with you in the long-range planning of your medical imaging needs. With Philips SmartPath you can optimize, enhance, or transform your existing equipment so you have “like new” functionality. You gain the most advanced enhancements in workflow, dose management, and imaging quality with the equipment you already own. Your system adapts to future innovations that you couldn’t have foreseen when you made your original investment.


Philips SmartPath is a partnership program that helps you extend the life of your equipment. You get the latest technology for a fraction of the cost or disruption of buying and installing new.


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Find out about SmartPath and our commitment to your long-term success.

What is SmartPath?


SmartPath is an economical way to enhance your existing Philips systems to current technology or increased capacities. We upgrade key components so that your system is like new. This extends the life of your old system and enables your institution to be more competitive, comparable to buying new.


This partnership program is available to Philips customers. Current customers use it to upgrade their systems while future customers use it as part of their capital investment planning.











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Improve workflow


Every year brings new technologies in healthcare and with them, new ways to improve your workflow.

You’ll find new ways to use your staff and equipment effectively and economically. And just as important, you’ll have additional opportunities for patients and clinicians to interact.


dStream can accelerate patient

management in MRI  


dStream architecture improves workflow in many ways.


Flex Stream reduces exam time by using fewer, light weight coils and a fast patient set-up. Plus, the combination of SmartExam and ExamCards can halve the number of repetitive tasks for greater efficiency, consistency and reproducibility. 


Find out how FlexStream brings up to 30% improvement in your throughput for a variety of routine exams.


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ProGrade brings integrated digital workflow to your BuckyDiagnost


ProGrade speeds your workflow with digital acquisition, the non-opening Bucky tray, and automatic Dose Area Product (DAP) data capture. The Eleva digital platform has pre-settings and customized user profiles which allow fast, consistent exams.


All this adds up to fast workflow.


Find out how SmartPath can upgrade your system to ProGrade in just one day.


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The main exams are far less complex and faster due to the integrated coils.”  


Stefanie Funk, technologist Marienhospital Stuttgart, Germany.


The digital coil connections and the coil built into the table dramatically changed our workflow.” 



Dr. Trewit, Chief of Radiology, Hennepin County Medical Center Minneapolis, USA.

Enhance dose management


With more interventional procedures, rising chronic disease, increasing patient BMI, and at the same time, new regional regulations and patient awareness, dose management is more important than ever.


As part of the SmartPath program, we can retro-fit many older systems with new technology. You get high image quality while managing dose, and you don’t have to replace your system.

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Increase low contrast detectability with IMR

Emmnuel Coche, MD, PhD discusses the advantages of IMR and how he can see hemorrhagic lesions that weren’t visible in other images without increasing dose.

iDose improves image quality at low dose

Upgrade your CT system with iDose. See how iDose4 improves image quality through artifact prevention and increased spatial resolution at low dose.

High quality imaging at low dose level 

AlluraClarity gives you excellent visibility levels with patients of any size.


What’s changed with AlluraClarity is that everyone wants to work in that room.”  


Dr. B. Katzen, Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute Miami, FL, USA

Add functionality to enable advanced procedures


The highly competitive healthcare environment means advanced capabilities can make you stand out.


New or advanced procedures allow you to offer new service lines. Or focusing on specific clinical procedures can help attract the right specialists to become more competitive.



SmartPath to Release 5 brings new clinical apps to MRI

SmartPath to R5 brings a new, streamlined user interface for image acquisition and image review. New clinical apps give you additional clinical indications so you can grow your referral value.



Trauma center gets quicker and consistent images with iPatient

Bobby Hill, lead CT technologist, tells how iPatient helped Oregon Health Sciences University manage complex protocols with consistency. Hear his story.

Live Image Guidance allows greater insight and confidence

Learn how EchoNavigator fuses live X-ray and live echo images for intuitive guidance during structural heart disease procedures.

Extend lifetime of your equipment


As equipment ages and reaches the end of its lifecycle, you need to decide if you will replace, dispose, or redeploy it.


With the Philips SmartPath program, you have additional options. You can transform your current equipment in a practical, cost-effective way to the latest technology, or trade it in at attractive terms when buying a new one.


Regardless of which option you choose, we partner with you to recommend an affordable path that meets your needs and rewards your loyalty.


10-year-old system is upgraded to digital MR

Chip Truwit used SmartPath to dStream to bring digital MR to Hennepin County Medical Center without the hassle of replacing the magnet.

Add years to your current Cathlab system


Catalyst conversion gives you a practical, cost effective way to transform your current Cathlab system into AlluraClarity or Allura Xper. You get a new look and the latest functionalities with decreased room construction requirements. You’ll extend the life of your system without buying new.


Increasing CT services without buying new equipment


Find out how Mammoth Hospital upgraded their CT scanner and increased their service offerings.


Instead of replacing their CT scanner, Mammoth used the Philips SmartPath program to replace strategic components and make it “like new”.


SmartPath to dStream is a phenomenal opportunity for us: not only to keep us contemporary, but to maintain our lead over our competition.”


Dr. Chip Truwit, Chief of Radiology, Hennepin County Medical Center


Attractive financial options


When your equipment is aging and reaching its “end of life”, you make a decision about upgrading or replacing. SmartPath offers you attractive financial options when you make that choice.

If you decide to upgrade, you can add the upgrade to your current lease/financing contract or start a new one for the upgrade only. Alternately, we can buy your system and lease it back to you with the latest upgrades included. And if you want to replace your equipment with a new system, you can trade in your old system at attractive terms.

Our local financing experts offer tailor-made financing solutions to meet your individual upgrade requirements.


SmartPath gives you the choices you need to manage your “return on investment” and capital budgets.