New Siemens MRI unit at Dubai Neuro Spinal Hospital

Published September 17th, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

Dubai’s Neuro Spinal Hospital has installed a new neuro-spinal diagnostic system, the Intra Operative MRI unit manufactured by Siemens Medical Solutions. It is the very first of its kind in the region and the fourth in the world to be installed by Siemens. The installation means that patients no longer need to be referred abroad for delicate neuro-spinal surgeries.  


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), techniques create images of the body using the principles of nuclear magnetic resonance. Integrated to a navigation system, the new Siemens Magnetom Symphony Intra Operative MRI unit provides real-time imaging during surgery, enabling neurosurgeons to perform complicated and critical procedures. 


The opening of this specialist hospital is a further step forward in building Dubai's position as a world-class medical center, stated a press release. Located on the Jumeirah Beach Road in Dubai, the Neuro Spinal Hospital provides both outpatient and in-patient services.  


The hospital offers diagnostic, rehabilitative and curative services of a superior standard in the field of neurosciences. Specialty services offered at the hospital include neurological and spinal treatment, functional and interventional imaging facilities and neuro-rehabilitation services. Special programs offered to patients also include stroke rehabilitation, comprehensive epilepsy program as well as pain and sleep disorder clinics. 


Siemens Medical Solutions of Siemens AG, with headquarters in Erlangen, Germany, is one of the largest suppliers to the healthcare industry in the world. The company’s healthcare solutions include imaging systems for diagnosis, therapy equipment for treatment, hearing instruments, and critical care and life support systems, as well as a Information Technology (IT) and data management solutions for hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices.  


Employing approximately 30,000 people worldwide, the company reported sales of €7.2 billion, orders of €8.4 billion and EBITA of €808 million in fiscal 2001, which ended September 30. — ( 

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