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Oct 24, 2018

Philips adds two solutions to Ingenia digital MR portfolio in Singapore

Ingenia Elition and Ingenia Ambition will speed the path to diagnosis and elevate patient experience

  • Ingenia Elition provides a breakthrough in speed, improved patient experience and clinical confidence
  • Ingenia Ambition combines fully sealed BlueSeal magnet technology and workflow innovations for a step-change in productivity

Singapore Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the official launch of the Ingenia Elition, a new 3.0T MRI solution, and the Ingenia Ambition, a new 1.5T MR, in Singapore. These innovations are the latest advancements in the Ingenia digital MR portfolio, which comprises of fully-digital MRI systems, healthcare informatics and a range of maintenance and life cycle services for integrated solutions that empower a faster, smarter, and simpler path to a confident diagnosis and improved outcomes.

The Ingenia Elition and Ingenia Ambition solutions provide leading-edge MRI capabilities with integrated systems, helping to elevate the patient experience and helping to improve clinical confidence and overall productivity.

Advanced technologies and informatics solutions present a unique opportunity to improve patient and staff experience and to meet the increasing demand for medical imaging at a lower cost.

Dominique Oh

Vice President, Diagnostic Imaging Business - Philips ASEAN Pacific

“Radiology departments are in the middle of a transition from volume-based to value-based care. Advanced technologies and informatics solutions have presented a unique opportunity to improve patient and staff experience and meet the increasing demand for medical imaging at a lower cost. Philips is committed to advancing our Ingenia MRI portfolio to transform radiology and its impact on care delivery,” said Dominique Oh, Vice President, Diagnostic Imaging Business, Philips ASEAN Pacific.

Ingenia Elition – breakthrough in speed and image quality  

Integrating the latest innovations in systems, software and services, the Philips Ingenia Elition MR solution offers excellent image quality and reduces the time taken to conduct patient exams by up to 50%1. Leveraging AI-driven SmartExam analytics, Ingenia Elition enables automatic planning, scanning and processing of exams, helping to support a faster, smarter and simpler path to confident diagnosis and improved patient experience. 


The Ingenia Elition delivers patient-centric imaging from patient set-up to the final image. By uniting Philips’ unique dStream digital broadband technology with Compressed SENSE2 and 3D APT across its new digital MR portfolio, radiologists have the tools necessary to help solve challenging clinical situations, improve the patient experience and set new directions for clinical research. Philips Compressed SENSE is an advanced acceleration application that reduces exam times by up to 50%3.

The Philips Ingenia Elition 3.0T MR

The Philips Ingenia Elition 3.0T MR solution offers a breakthrough in speed, patient experience and clinical confidence, while setting new directions in clinical research.

Ingenia Ambition – world’s first helium-free MRI technology

The Philips Ingenia Ambition provides leading-edge MRI capabilities while helping to increase overall productivity. Built around the breakthrough BlueSeal magnet, the Ingenia Ambition is the industry’s first MR system to enable helium-free operations4, reducing the chance of potentially lengthy and costly disruptions, and virtually eliminating dependency on a commodity with an unpredictable supply. The fully-sealed system does not require a vent pipe and is around 900kg lighter than its predecessor, significantly reducing the siting challenges presented by conventional magnets and lowering construction costs.


Philips MR solutions are breaking diagnostic boundaries, leading in speed, comfort and confidence, and transforming radiology departments. Built around the unique, fully sealed BlueSeal magnet, the Ingenia Ambition is designed to transition to productive MR operations.

The Philips Ingenia Elition 3.0T MR

The Philips Ingenia Ambition 1.5T utilizes a revolutionary fully sealed BlueSeal magnet for more productive helium-free MR operations.

“Philips is the first in the world to reimagine MR operations with BlueSeal, a breakthrough technology that greatly reduces the amount of liquid helium needed to cool the magnet, to less than half a percent of the current norm5. With the world’s first-of-its-kind MR technology making its foray into Singapore, we anticipate significant operational benefits, including a smaller, lighter and more flexible installation footprint,” Mr. Oh added.

Unique patient-sensing technology on Elition and Ambition to improve patient comfort

Ingenia Elition’s VitalScreen offers operators fully guided patient setup with a newly designed user interface for workflow optimisation, and VitalEye enables unique patient sensing and breathing approach. VitalEye technology and algorithms intelligently extract signs of breathing – allowing routine exam set-up time to occur in less than a minute6. The Ingenia Ambition combines guided patient setup and AI-driven SmartExam analytics for automatic planning, scanning and processing7, freeing up time to enable a single operator to manage the full scan from the patient’s side. Together, these innovations help to standardise and speed up workflow, allowing clinicians to focus on the patient.


Find out more about how Philips’ MR innovations are improving speed, comfort and confidence here

The Philips Ingenia Elition 3.0T MR

1,2Using Compressed SENSE technology and compared to Philips exams without Compressed SENSE

3Compared to the Ingenia 1.5T ZBO magnet

4The Ingenia Ambition 1.5T contains less than 0.5% of the helium of a conventional system and this is permanently sealed inside the device

5Compared to the Ingenia 1.5T ZBO magnet

6Based on in house testing

7SmartExam is not available to patients with MR Conditional Implants

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' health technology portfolio generated 2017 sales of EUR 17.8 billion and employs approximately 74,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at  

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Sheo Rai

Sheo S. Rai

Senior Manager
Brand and Communications
Philips ASEAN Pacific

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