Philips Launches the first-ever digital broadband MRI system at Karen Hospital Nairobi


Philips East Africa and the Diagnostic Imaging Department at Karen Hospital launched the Philips Ingenia 3.0T MRI – the first-ever digital broadband magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) solution.

The Ingena MR delivers exceptional image clarity, scanning efficiency and scalability.  With this, clinicians will spend less time on the logistics related to patient set-up, contributing to as much as a 30 percent increase in throughput compared to non-digital MRI systems.

“In light of our mission “to provide specialized evidence based healthcare services and referral facilities for Africa” the hospital has invested in the Philips Ingenia 3.0T digital MRI, ” said Dr. Betty.

Gikonyo, Chief Executive, Karen Hospital. “The Ingenia MRI system optimizes workflow by reducing time consuming steps like coil and patient manipulation. Compounded over time, this makes a real difference in terms of efficiency, which is critical as the Karen Hospital wants to provide MRI services around the clock.”

Philips has been present in Kenya for over 60 years and maintains a strong position in the healthcare sector through ongoing partnerships and initiatives with local healthcare stakeholders.

“By working in close partnership with healthcare providers such as the Karen Hospital, we are able to provide world-class technology and long-term solutions that help to deliver an outstanding patient experience” said Roelof Assies, General Manager, Philips East Africa.

“MRI is continuing to expand its role with applications for every part of the body and the Ingenia system is taking the lead with smart, reliable tools for better image quality and shorter exam times, which  can lead to increased diagnostic confidence and a simpler patient and clinician experience overall.”