Al Amal Hospital to integrate MR radiation oncology options into oncology treatment program

Al Amal Hospital to integrate MR radiation oncology options into oncology treatment program

April 13, 2011 at 12:04am

The Radiation Oncology Department at Al Amal Hospital has become the first healthcare institution in the world to install GE Healthcare’s premium wide bore 1.5T Optima™ MR450w MRI system with Radiation Oncology Options. The system was integrated into the hospital’s oncology treatment program in early 2011.

The Radiation Oncology Department at Al Amal Hospital is the only center of its kind in Qatar and is one of the most advanced in the region treating patients from across the Gulf region. The patient profile represents a complex mix of all types of tumors, including pediatric cases and a large proportion of breast cancer patients. “We have always strived to ensure that the treatments offered to cancer patients in Qatar parallel those found in any prestigious cancer center globally”, says Dr. Noora Al Hammadi, Director of the Radiation Oncology program.

Watch this video with Dr. Noora Al Hammadi, Director of the Radiation Oncology program at Al Amal Hospital and Jim Davis, Vice President, General Manager Global MR Business at GE Healthcare, as they share how the integration of the 1.5T Optima™ MR450w MRI will help provide clinicians potential improvements for tumor targeting in brain, head/neck and pelvis therapy sites.

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