The Alexandria Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), located in Pineville, La., will be the first VA facility to utilize a Philips Ingenia 1.5T MRI machine with in-bore Ambient Experience technology. The Philips Ingenia 1.5T gives patients the perception of being in a bigger space and offers enhanced workflow, expedited patient setup, and high-quality images.

What’s more, the MRI’s iPatient platform is helpful for large patients, the elderly, and the kyphotic. And the FlexCoverage Posterior coil, which offers as much as a 30% improvement in throughput, provides neck-to-toe coverage without the need to physically remove or reposition patients.

Additionally, iPatient puts an end to up to 50% of repetitive manual tasks. With its dStream digital broadband MR architecture, the platform offers up to 40% more signal-to-noise ratio and enhanced throughput with its channel-independent radiofrequency technology—and that facilitates upgrades.

“At Philips, we want to build a healthy society and achieve our goal of improving the lives of 3 billion people by 2025,” says Joe Robinson, head of enterprise and government solutions at Philips. “And in order to do this, we need to work with key organizations like the VA on improving the patient experience, giving our veterans the care they deserve and access to key diagnostic technologies like the Philips Ingenia 1.5T MRI.”

He adds: “Through our longstanding relationship with the VA, we are looking at ways we can help them to address veteran’s health issues, helping to take care of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.”

For more information about these technologies, visit Philips.