Egypt hospital installs latest Philips MRI
Cairo, April 24, 2013
The Nasser Institute Hospital in Cairo recently set up a state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility that will shorten examination time and aid in early disease detection.
The Philips Achieve 3.0T TX MRI was inaugurated by Dr Mohamed Mostafa Hamed, Egyptian Minister of Health and Population.
The technology facilitates enhanced diagnostic capacity; delivering crisp image clarity that clinicians need to help make informed decisions for a wide range of clinical procedures, including applications like neuro and musculoskeletal and fast-growing applications like angiography.
This multi-million LE technology is the first and largest MRI unit ever to be delivered to a state-owned or educational hospital in the country. It will significantly enhance the services that can be provided to patients that currently don’t have access to advanced healthcare technology.
Prof Mohamed said: "The launch of the new Philips MRI unit at Nasser Institute Hospital is a significant breakthrough in healthcare services provided to Egyptian citizens.”
“The MRI offers physicians a fundamental tool for accurate diagnosis and early detection of diseases, not to mention early treatment. Utilizing the MRI will shorten the examination time from 45 minutes to a mere 7 minutes."
“By working in close partnership with healthcare providers such as the Nasser Institute Hospital, we are able to provide world-class technology and long-term solutions that help to deliver an outstanding patient experience” said Mohammad Mostafa, general manager, Philips Healthcare Egypt.
“We intend to enhance the practical, clinical and technological expertise of local clinicians, in addition to offering the most advanced medical technology to healthcare providers.” – TradeArabia News Service