por Brendon Nafziger
, DOTmed News Associate Editor | May 04, 2012
Royal Philips Electronics said Thursday it inked a 13 million euro ($17 million) deal to install equipment, including a SPECT-CT scanner and an MRI-HIFU device, in a new 500-bed Turkish hospital. The Dutch electronics giant hailed the deal with Istanbul-based Medipol University Hospital as the biggest of its kind for any single hospital in Turkey.
As part of the package, Philips will install a BrightView XCT, a SPECT-CT scanner, and the Sonalleve MR-HIFU system, which uses MRI-guided high intensity focused ultrasound to blast uterine fibroids.
The deal also includes the first Alice 6 sleep diagnostics system installed in Turkey, as well as general lighting and workflow design.
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"Philips is delighted that by working closely with Medipol Hospital throughout the realization of this major project, we were able to create a customized package designed to help them develop a truly A-class facility for their patients," Kevin Haydon, Philips Healthcare's general manager of global sales and service international, said in a statement.