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SmartSpeed A.I. Software for Medical Imaging of Patients


Constantino Pena, M.D

Constantino Pena, M.D

Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute announces its newest addition of services with the new SmartSpeed Artificial Intelligence software for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of patients from Philips. Adding advanced AI data collection algorithms, Philips SmartSpeed delivers higher image resolution with up to three times faster scan times and virtually no loss in image quality, representing a major step forward in diagnostic confidence and MR department productivity.

“This technology is the new benchmark when it comes to bringing the latest developments in medical scans which will provide enhanced imaging for patients,” said Constantino Pena, M.D., medical director of vascular imaging with Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. “Powered by AI, these imaging solutions help turn data into actionable insights to increase diagnostic confidence and help improve clinical outcomes for our patients.”

Philips SmartSpeed, the latest addition to Philips’ expanding portfolio of AI-driven, smart, connected imaging and smart workflow solutions, helps achieve the Quadruple Aim of improving diagnostic outcomes, enhancing patient and staff experiences, and reducing healthcare costs overall.

Some of the benefits of this new technology include:

  • Increases Productivity with faster and better image quality
  • Enhances Diagnostic Confidence with higher resolution
  • Increases Patient Accessibility
Barry T. Katzen, M.D.

Barry T. Katzen, M.D.

“Our clinical team at Baptist Health continues to serve as the healthcare leader here in South Florida when it comes to vascular care and imaging,” said Barry T. Katzen, M.D., founder and chief medical executive of Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. “We are proud of our nearly 40-year partnership with Philips and appreciate that we can bring this cutting-edge imaging system to Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute.”

As one of the largest and most experienced cardiovascular programs in South Florida, Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute delivers a team-based approach to our patients’ care that includes our cardiologists, vascular surgeons, radiologists, advanced practice providers, clinical pharmacists, and support staff. This innovative team model provides more coordinated care and an enhanced patient experience.

Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute offers a personalized approach to care through an array of cardiac and vascular programs.  For more information, go to our website at


About Baptist Health

Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 26,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 200 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

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