Dubai, UAE: American Hospital Dubai, part of Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla Group, signed a strategic cooperation agreement with United Imaging, one of the global leading company in advanced medical imaging and radiotherapy equipment. As per the agreement signed during the Arab Health 2020, high-performance (PET/CT) scan machine manufactured by United Imaging to be installed at American Hospital Dubai’s Nuclear Medicine Department, and both companies will be engaged in intensive cooperation in clinical and scientific research.
A Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that helps reveal how your tissues and organs are functioning. A PET scan uses a radioactive drug (tracer) to show this activity. This scan can sometimes detect disease before it shows up on other imaging tests. The new technology is useful in revealing or evaluating several conditions, including many cancers, heart disease and brain disorders. The newly installed United Imaging’s high-performance PET/CT uMI780, with high sensitivity and ultra-high resolution, offers exceptional image clarity that enable healthcare professionals to find small lesions and to help improve diagnostic and treatment precision. Besides, with its 30cm ultra-large Axial FOV, a whole-body scan can be completed in as few as 3 bed positions and 5 minutes for fast throughout and improved patient comfort.
Sherif Beshara, Chief Executive Officer of Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla Group, said, “In line with our commitment to abide by the overarching goals set by the UAE’s foresighted leadership, we continue to partner with globally reputed companies that would assist us to improve the quality of healthcare we provide using their products, and services. This partnership will make American Hospital Dubai an important clinical application reference site and help us to better serve the patients from the UAE and across the region.”
James Xia, Co-President of United Imaging said: “We are pleased and honored to be a strategic partner of American Hospital Dubai, one of the top private group hospitals in Gulf Area and the whole Middle East Region. We believe our state-of-the-art products and industry-leading innovation capabilities will provide strong support to American Hospital Dubai in building a world-class hospital and providing top-notch healthcare services across the region and beyond.”
About United Imaging
At United Imaging, we develop and produce advanced medical products and IT solutions that cover the entire process of imaging diagnosis and treatment. Founded in 2011 with global headquarters in Shanghai, our company has subsidiaries and R&D centers across China, the United States, and other parts of the world. With a cutting-edge digital portfolio and a mission of broader access to healthcare for all, we help drive industry progress and bold change.
In 2018, United Imaging established its U.S. headquarters in Houston responsible for R&D, manufacturing, sales & marketing and customer service. For nine years since its beginnings, its products have been installed in more than 4,000 medical and research institutions, in 22 countries and regions across China, the US, the EU, APAC, Africa, Middle East, and South America. Besides, United Imaging has developed long-term partnerships with world-leading hospitals and research institutions, including top universities in the United States such as University of California, Davis and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
In order to better serve the MENA market, a regional headquarters was set up in Dubai in 2019 with an experienced marketing and customer service team. In less than one year, United Imaging devices had installed in hospitals across Egypt, South Africa and Morocco.
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About American Hospital
A premier private healthcare provider in the Middle East, American Hospital was established in 1996 with the goal of providing world-class medical service to the community. The 252-bed, acute care, general medical/surgical private hospital has state-of-the-art facilities and an experienced team of healthcare professionals specialized in more than 40 medical and surgical specialties assuring comprehensive care. All physicians at American Hospital are American Board Certified or equivalent ensuring that patients receive international standard of care in the UAE.
American Hospital is the first hospital in the Middle East to be awarded the JCI while its laboratory is the first in the private sector in the region to be accredited by the College of American Pathologists. The hospital is also the inaugural member of the prestigious Mayo Care Network. Further, American Hospital’s cancer programme was the first to offer comprehensive one-stop care in Dubai. The Life Support Training Centre at American Hospital Dubai is the first in a private hospital in the UAE to be an American Heart Association (AHA) International Training Center.
To ensure the highest standards of care, American Hospital has implemented the Service Excellence Programme while its Clinical Education Department offers multidisciplinary education programmes for clinical staff.
American Hospital also operates two dedicated clinics – in Dubai Media City and Al Barsha – serving the community by being closer to them.
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