Hitachi is working closely with Dar El Ashaa Imaging Center to help the people of Egypt by providing high quality medical imaging equipment
(released in March, 2013)
Improved medical imaging in Alexandria
The Arab Republic of Egypt has a large and growing population. There is a great need for improved healthcare placing greater demands on existing healthcare facilities. Most Government run hospitals in Egypt do not have highly sophisticated imaging equipment, so refer patients for scans, imaging and diagnosis to privately run centers such as the Dar El Ashaa.
Their service is critical to the health and treatment of the many patients referred to them so they need to be at the leading edge of medical imaging. Hitachi Medical Systems Middle East S.A.E. worked closely with Dar El Ashaa to deliver advanced diagnostic imaging equipment which met the needs of the people of Alexandria.
Challenge: An MRI scanner to meet patient and doctor demands
Dar El Ashaa required high quality medical imaging, with reduced timescales, whilst ensuring the procedure was more comfortable for patients, especially those suffering from claustrophobia.
Solution: Use Hitachi Aperto Lucent, opon MRI Scanner
See how the latest technology and 'open' design produces high quality images and gives a more relaxed patient experience.
Result: Reduced waiting list and low ongoing maintenance cost
The scanning is faster so patients get results quicker, plus the ongoing maintenance costs are affordable. Both doctors and patients are happy, see why.
The need for high quality medical imaging in Alexandria
Play the video "Solution for Medical Imaging in Egypt - Overview" (4min. 40sec.)
The Dar El Ashaa Radiology and Imaging Center is a facility owned and directed by highly experienced professors and staff members of the University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine. It carries out medical examinations and imaging for thousands of patients, diagnosing their condition so that their doctors and consultants can recommend the correct medical treatment. They carry out CT and MRI scans, Radiography, Angiography and Ultrasonography.
Over the past few years the demand for medical imaging has increased significantly, so Dar El Ashaa now have five imaging centers in Alexandria to cope with this increasing demand. They aim to reach a precise diagnosis of the patient's condition utilising the safest, fastest and most cost effective imaging technique. To do this they need to be at the leading edge of medical imaging at all times. To ensure they do this they work with BM Egypt, a leading supplier of medical equipment in Egypt.
It supplies hospitals and medical practices throughout the whole of Egypt and acts as agent and importers for some of the world's leading manufacturers of medical equipment. This is where they deal with Hitachi, because Hitachi are the leaders in ultrasound equipment and have pioneered the development of open MRI scanners.
Continual investment in cutting edge research
Hitachi Medical Systems Middle East is based in Cairo and are part of Hitachi Medical Corporation, in Tokyo. Hitachi Medical Corporation is committed to a global healthcare business that supports a healthy and safe society and it is also committed to delivering advanced medical solutions.
Hitachi Medical Corporation continually invest in cutting edge research and its worldwide research and development facilities employ over 3,000 specialists, who believe in an innovative broad technology ethos and are dedicated to delivering advanced and practical medical solutions.
Hitachi Medical Systems Middle East covers a large geographic area including in the Middle East: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Oman, Yemen, Lebanon, Syria and Palestine. In Africa it covers Libya, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Djibouti, and South Sudan.
About the Arab Republic of Egypt
Play the video "About Egypt" (1min. 40sec.)
The Arab Republic of Egypt is situated in North Africa. It is more than a million square kilometres in size.
Egypt is rich in cultural history with ancient monuments such as the Pyramids of Giza known throughout the world.
Egypt has a large and growing population of over 82 million people, the majority living in urban areas along the River Nile and its Delta. In the past 40 years the population has grown rapidly, due to medical advances and increased agricultural productivity.
Cairo is the capital of Egypt with a population of over 18 million. It has been established as Egypt's main Center for medical treatment and has the most advanced level of medical care in the country.
Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt, with a population of over 4 million inhabitants. It is the largest city on the Mediterranean coast.
The Alexandria Faculty of Medicine is internationally renowned for its excellence.
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