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BADR AL SAMAA HOSPITAL INSTALLS IN-BORE MRI TECHNOLOGY.

Paving the way towards addressing the ever-evolving private healthcare environment in Oman, Badr al Samaa Group of Hospitals has installed first-of-its-kind, stress-free, state-of-the-art in-bore MRI technology at their Hospital in Ruwi.

In-bore MRI allows the patients to watch soothing videos while undergoing the MRI. It distracts the patient from the claustrophobic experience associated with an MRI.

'This will be a comfortable experience for patients needing an MRI,' said Dr Nevin Majeed, radiologist. The in-bore MRI addresses the three main concerns patients have while undergoing an MRI - a narrow bore or tunnel, closed feeling and loud noises generated by the scanner. Our MRI has a 70cm wide bore with a foot of space between the patient and scanner, in-bore video experience and advanced noise reduction technology. Patients can listen to soothing music through headphones. Scanning times are also much reduced with a majority of MRI's completed in 10-20 minutes.

Stress free first time right imaging with the Philips Ingenia 1.5T in-bore MRI reflects the vision of Badr al Samaa to deliver the highest level of image quality in the most comfortable environment at affordable cost.

Abdul Latheef, P A Mohammed and V T Vinod, directors, Badr al Samaa Group of Hospitals, said,' We are all working with focused dedication and excited anticipation as we have installed the first in-bore ambience experience MRI in Oman. This new machine incorporates latest technological innovations at the international level.

'This MRI technology would serve as a diagnostic tool. The new MRI unit with in-bore ambience is a revolutionary platform for many applications including cardiac MRI and oncology, which will provide referring doctors a unique additional diagnostic element.'

Badr al Samaa, Ruwi, a Joint Commission International USA (JCI) accredited hospital, commissioned in October 2002, is the first Hospital set up by the Badr al Samaa group.

It houses more than 50 doctors and offers leading-edge treatments and services and it has already become a centre of excellence that matches the best in the region with its infrastructure, technology and expertise.

The hospital encompasses cardiac care, neurosurgery, mother and child care, nephrology, orthopaedic and all types of joint replacements, neo natal critical care, comprehensive internal medicine, the latest in imaging, laboratory, etc under one roof.

Badr al Samaa is at the forefront of medical technology and expertise in private healthcare system.

With the new MRI unit in Ruwi, Badr al Samaa has introduced the cutting edge to Oman in the private healthcare sector. Badr al Samaa has also pioneered the concept of preventive health check programmes and has created a satisfied customer base over decades. The hospital has been consistently ranked as Oman's Most Trusted Brand amongst the best private Hospitals and Polyclinics category.

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Publication:Muscat Daily (Muscat, Oman)
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Date:Feb 18, 2018
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