uMR 588 MRI scanner in hospital room

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Installation of advanced MRI scanner in Prizren

United Imaging is proud to welcome Kosovo as the newest member of their global family, the company announces.

"We believe that the increasing use of our company's technology by healthcare facilities worldwide is a testament to our unwavering commitment to developing cutting-edge imaging modalities that have the potential to revolutionise patient care," the manufacturer reports. 

Prizren Regional Hospital is located in the picturesque city of Prizren, which is the historic capital of Kosovo and is celebrated as the most culturally and ethnically diverse city in the country. With a population of over 200,000, Prizren is a vibrant centre of cultural exchange and heritage. 

Prizren Regional Hospital plays a vital role in providing essential healthcare services to the local population. With a staff of 778, including 155 doctors, this comprehensive treatment centre serves residents from a wide range of municipalities, including Dragash, Malisheva, Mamusha, Prizren, Rahovec, and Suhareka. It also extends its reach beyond the country’s borders, providing healthcare to citizens from neighbouring regions, in particular the border town of Kukës in Albania and selected villages along the border with North Macedonia. In total, this high-capacity medical facility provides access to quality healthcare for approximately 250,000 people.

Countless patients will have the opportunity to benefit from easier access to advanced imaging modalities and thus undergo a fast and accurate diagnostic process

In order to offer its patients the highest diagnostic standards, the hospital made the strategic decision to install the uMR 588, a 1.5T magnetic resonance scanner. The uMR 588 uses a range of technological innovations, seamlessly integrated with the vast capabilities of artificial intelligence, to ensure high diagnostic performance. 

United Imaging’s uCS (United Compressed Sensing) imaging platform is designed to be a truly transformative technology that represents the future of magnetic resonance imaging. By combining the strengths of PF, PI, and CS, the uCS imaging technology optimises data acquisition and image reconstruction, resulting in significantly improved scan speed and image quality. When applied to dynamic scan enhancement in abdominal MRI, uCS imaging achieves a 16-fold acquisition speed, enabling precise visualisation of continuous dynamic changes in tissue signals.

The uMR 588 is distinguished by its ability to perform precise quantification, making it a highly useful tool for clinical and scientific research. MAPs can provide quantitative data for various organ diseases by accurately calculating the time parameter, while spectroscopy can complete the non-invasive detection of metabolite levels in living tissue. Another useful feature is FACT, which allows for non-invasive detection of fat content and iron deposition in tissue.  

Installation of advanced MRI scanner in Prizren

Image source: United Imaging

The uMR 588 introduces users to a new standard in neuroimaging, offering multi-parameter neuroimaging that provides highly accurate information critical to the diagnosis of disease, including conditions such as white matter lesions. Following data acquisition, users can obtain parameter maps such as FA (Fractional Anisotropy), RA (Relative Anisotropy), ADC (Apparent Diffusion Coefficient), and colour FA, all of which provide insight into the speed and direction of water movement within the tissue. 

United Imaging is committed to developing medical devices that not only improve the diagnostic process, but also simplify the demanding workflow of medical staff. To this end, the uMR 588 has been equipped with a number of tools, such as intelligent and automatic table positioning or automatic multi-step scan planning and image stitching. 

"We strongly believe that the installation of the uMR 588 at Prizren Regional Hospital will have a significant impact on the local healthcare system, as countless patients will have the opportunity to benefit from easier access to advanced imaging modalities and thus undergo a fast and accurate diagnostic process," the company concludes. 

Source: United Imaging


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