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Luanda has a new MRI machine that is expected to serve five times more people

Luanda has a new MRI machine, which is installed at the Luanda Medical Center (LMC). In an investment of 1.9 billion kwanzas, the machine (Philips MR5300 1.5 Tesla), whose presentation took place this Tuesday at LMC, reduces exam time from 60 to 30 minutes, ultimately making it possible to "serve five times longer people".


"In an investment of 1.9 billion kwanzas, the Philips MR5300 1.5 Tesla with BlueSeal technology is now in operation, allowing to diagnose in more detail and even more rigorously all the pathologies previously studied at LMC", reads a statement sent to VerAngola.

Among the equipment's strengths is the fact that it also allows the carrying out of "studies with perfusion, spectroscopy, fetal, cardiovascular studies, brachial plexus, thoracic, abdominal and prostate studies", which were previously not possible to carry out in the country.

With this new device, it will be possible to carry out "42 examinations using magnetic resonance imaging, from the skull to the lower limbs", says the statement, which adds that there are several benefits of this machine, such as more detailed images enabling more accurate diagnoses, "optimization of image quality and reduction of exam time", is designed for greater patient comfort (such as noise reduction), as well as suitable for cardiology, gynecology, brain exams, etc.

For Justin Gavanescu, CEO of LMC, this is "more than an investment in state-of-the-art equipment", it is a commitment to "providing better healthcare" to citizens.

"More than an investment in state-of-the-art equipment, it is a strong investment in providing the best healthcare to Angolans. It is the first equipment, with this advanced technology, to operate in Angola, incorporating a variety of resources that provide numerous benefits, such as faster, more accurate and accessible diagnoses. We are very pleased to complete this step, which reinforces Luanda Medical Center's commitment to offering the best technological resources to customers", said Justin Gavanescu, quoted in the statement.

Carlos Martins, radiology technician and head of the Imaging Department, said that the focus is on people: "Our focus is on people and we are absolutely committed to offering a wide range of healthcare in accordance with the most demanding clinical standards and comfort. It was in this sense that we decided to invest in this new magnetic resonance equipment, which allows us to improve the provision of healthcare in LMC and respond to all future challenges in the field of imaging. robust choice for high-quality MRI".

"This is a very important step in access to exams that could only be done abroad. Until now, in Angola, there was no ability to do, for example, an MRI of the skull with proton spectroscopy, which makes it possible to study certain pathologies that alter brain biochemistry, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The same happens, among others, with fetal magnetic resonance imaging, in which it is now possible to further study high-risk pregnancies to identify problems in the central nervous system of a fetus", said Vera Fontes, clinical director of LMC, quoted in the note.

It should be noted that to operate this device, clinic professionals were trained "by a Philips technician specialized in this equipment, also allowing to optimize study protocols, with regard to time and detail, so that the studies carried out have maximum quality, speed and comfort for patients" from LMC.

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