Philips Innovation Center Eindhoven North

Medical imaging

Health care imaging systems, interventional X-ra, MRI

No photo or video equipment (including mobile phones) allowed; no participants with pacemakers at MRI factory

Bus leaves 08.30 hrs and returns approx. 18.00 hrs

Nota Bene:
There is no option to attend Wednesday morning refresher courses.

Lunch box offered by the IRPA 2018 organisation

Schematic program:

  • Reception Coffee/Tea
  • Introduction to Philips Innovation Center Eindhoven North
  • Refresher Course: Radiation exposure of patients and staff during interventional radiology
    by: Cecile Jeukens
  • Refresher Course: Magnetic resonance safety – bioeffects of static field, kHz en MHz exposures
    by: Johan van den Brink
  • Lunch
  • Customer Visitor Centre/Trainings Centre Philips Service Engineers
    • Advanced molecular imaging, MRI, cardiovascular imaging, CT, conventional X-ray
  • Guided tours to factories:
    • Magnetic resonance imaging systems
    • Image guided therapy systems (interventional X-ray)
  • Coffee/Tea break


From a radiation protection point of view Royal Philips is a health technology company producing all kinds of health care instruments. During this visit the focus will be on techniques c.q. equipment that explicitly uses non-ionising and/or ionising radiation.

For this congress, the scope of Royal Philips technical visit covers the following topics:

  • Image guided therapy (IGT) systems: with IGT systems, the way for safer, more effective and better reproducible treatments may be paved by delivering relevant clinical value when it is most needed, notably during the treatment of the patient.
    IGT Systems is the leading innovator in image-guided interventional solutions. We develop seamlessly integrated systems, including interventional X-ray systems and software solutions, that enable personalized, minimally invasive treatment decisions for every patient and help guide the minimally invasive procedure more effectively
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): the development of MRI for use in medical investigation has provided a huge forward leap in the field of diagnosis, particularly with avoidance of exposure to potentially dangerous ionizing radiation. With decreasing costs and better availability, the use of MRI is becoming ever more pervasive throughout clinical practice.