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Siemens Medical Solutions will install Magnetom Essenza, a 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system (MRI) at Aatmajyoti MRI Center, Surat — also the city’s first hi-end, affordable MRI. Surat Manav Seva Sangh (popularly known as Chhayando), a charitable trust has set-up this MRI Center in the premises of New Civil Hospital in Surat.
Magnetom Essenza is a powerful 1.5 Tesla system with technological innovations like Tim (Total imaging matrix) technology, IsoCenter Matrix Coil, etc. incorporated into it. Tim technology has revolutionized MR imaging around the world by dramatically changing the workflow as well as improving patient comfort. For instance, a complete examination of the entire central nervous system can be performed in less than ten minutes, without having to reposition the patient even once. The advantage of IsoCenter Matrix Coil is that the user does not need to carry large, heavy spine coils any more and the patient preparation time is shortened. Magnetom Essenza also has a shorter magnet length than many conventional 1.5 Tesla MR systems, making the examination much more pleasant for the patient.
Till date, MRI facility was unavailable at the New Civil Hospital, owing to which many poor patients either opted for private MRI centers paying high scan costs or often avoided MRI scanning due to lack of funds.
On this installation, Mr. D Ragavan, Executive Vice President, Siemens Medical Solutions Division, said, “It gives us immense pleasure to install Siemens’ first Magnetom Essenza at Aatmajyoti MRI Center, run by Chhayando, the trust that has been doing exceptional philanthropic work. Essenza is our latest product incorporating Tim technology and with its enormous patient friendly features, will delight both the doctors and the patients. Within a short time of introduction in the country, over a dozen customers have chosen Essenza, making it one of the most successful launches for Siemens”.
Speaking to the media about the installation, Mr. Bharat Shah of Chhayando said, “Chhayando is committed to provide healthcare services to all sections of society, especially the lesser privileged. We believe that lack of funds should not be a hurdle for people to avail hi-end medical facility. Not only are we offering much lower rates for MRI scans but the center will also perform free scans as per the MoU with the Government of Gujarat, for those patients referred by the New Civil Hospital”
About Siemens Medical Solutions
Siemens Medical Solutions is one of the world’s largest suppliers to the healthcare industry. The company is a renowned medical solutions provider with core competence and innovative strength in diagnostic and therapeutic technologies as well as in knowledge engineering, including information technology and system integration. With its laboratory diagnostics acquisitions, Siemens Medical Solutions will be the first fully integrated diagnostics company, bringing together imaging and lab diagnostics, therapy, and healthcare information technology solutions, supplemented by consulting and support services. The company delivers solutions across the entire continuum of care -- from prevention and early detection, to diagnosis, therapy and care. Siemens Medical Solutions employs more than 48,000 people worldwide and operates in 130 countries. According to U.S. GAAP, in the fiscal year 2007 (Sept. 30), Siemens Medical Solutions reported sales of €9.85 billion, orders of €10.27 billion, and group profit of €1.32 billion (preliminary figures, unaudited). Further information can be found by visiting http://www.siemens.com/medical.
About Siemens Ltd
Siemens Ltd is the flagship listed company in India. Siemens in India, which comprises of 19 legal entities, is a leading provider of industry and infrastructure solutions with a business volume aggregating about Rs 11,000 crores. It operates in the core business segments of Energy, Industry Transportation, Healthcare, Information Technology, Communication and Lighting. It has nation-wide Sales and Service network, 18 manufacturing plants, some 500 strong network of channel partners and employs over 18,000 people.
Surat Manavseva Sangh is a Charitable Trust, working at New Civil Hospital Campus, Surat. The organization is popularly known as Chhayando, meaning to give shelter and is working since last 8 years involved in numerous social activities. The Trust’s belief is “True Religion is Service to Mankind” and core activities being meal services, dormitory facilities, ambulance services, fair price medical store, medical camp, etc.