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Feb 12, 2019

Philips launches new DigitalDiagnost C90 – a premium digital X-ray room with improved workflow and enhanced patient positioning tools to help reduce patient waiting times

DigitalDiagnost C90 is the latest Philips’ innovation allowing radiography departments to see more patients per day and shorten patient wait times1

  • C90 provides a live tube head camera, versatile room configurations and exam automation technologies to support radiographers in delivering better patient care 

Guildford, UKRoyal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, has launched its DigitalDiagnost C90, a new ceiling-suspended digital radiography system. The system offers a live tube camera, versatile room configuration capabilities and exam automation technologies that work harmoniously to provide improved patient and Radiographer experiences. Designed to meet the imaging needs of the most demanding institutions, the C90 helps reduces procedure length allowing more patients to be seen comfortably without compromising patient care.

The DigitalDiagnost C90 integrates the Philips Eleva X-ray user interface platform and a live camera, which helps improve the patient positioning process by placing the Radiographers positioning tools on the Eleva tube head while the Radiographer can remain at the patient’s side. This reduces the number of movements for the Radiographer between the patient and the control panel, which can speed up workflow by up to 28 seconds per examination2. With 67.5% of X-ray retakes resulting from incorrect patient positioningthe C90 can help to minimise time-consuming repeats, and decreases patient waiting times for a smoother, more effective, experience. 

Doing more for patients and student clinicians

“As Radiographers we welcome any advancement in digital X-ray that can improve patient positioning and image quality, enhance the workflow of departments and provide optimal patient care.” says Emily Keyte, Paediatric Team Manager Radiographer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. “As a dedicated paediatric imaging department, the system is a great addition to the digital X-ray service and allows us to meet the workflow demands.  The system ensures high quality images are produced in a timely manner providing a positive patient experience.”

With the touchscreen and a live camera features built into the Eleva Tube Head, patient positioning is improved by giving Radiographers clear view of the collimation area which can help alleviate potential imprecise collimations, such as with obese patients. 94% of users asked think that the live camera images at the workstation helps to avoid retakes1. As well as enhancing department workflow, the DigitalDiagnost C90 can be used as an educational tool. Unlike other digital X-ray rooms, the C90 allows student radiographers to observe positioning from the control room without having to crowd the patient and make them uncomfortable, supporting more efficient, patient-centric, teaching practices1.

The C90 also uses new image processing software to provide the highest quality images of any anatomical area and to remove bone structures from chest images for an unobstructed view of the lung fields and soft tissue, which results in more confident diagnoses4.

“Radiography is vital to many areas of medicine, and our aim is to support clinicians provide the best for their patients, by delivering the most advanced tools,” said Paddy Lightfoot, Modality Specialist DXR, Philips UKI. “By developing next generation software that drives workflow efficiencies as well as advanced imaging capabilities, Radiographers can deliver faster exams, with more flexibility, without compromising on diagnostic confidence and patient care.”

1Validation with 25 participants in test environment, Hamburg 2018

2Based on 4 images on average per examination

3Little, K.J., et al. (2016) Unified Database for Rejected Image Analysis Across Multiple Vendors in Radiography, Journal of the American College of Radiology, 14(2),


4Riverain: Freedman et al Radiology July 2011

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2018 sales of EUR 18.1 billion and employs approximately 77,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at

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