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Siemens takes great pride in announcing its participation in Salon de Sante, North Africa’s Premier International Health Care Trade Fair, taking place between April 6-9 2010.
The Fair, which is to be held at the International Conference and Exhibition Centre, Office des Changes, in Morocco’s capital of Casablanca, promises to be an exciting showcase of medical innovations, presenting trends and developments in this dynamic industry. Salon de Sante is an initiative of the Kingdom of Morocco’s Ministry of Health, and will be attended by healthcare professionals in all areas of the industry from countries in Northern Africa.
As such, it provides an ideal platform to position Siemens as a partner of choice in the healthcare industry. “We’re tremendously excited about this opportunity to demonstrate our awareness of the healthcare challenges facing North Africa, and to illustrate our solutions,” enthuses Hajiba Raoui, Head of Heatlhcare in Morocco. She points out that one of the key trends facing the North African healthcare industry at present is that of changing demographics, which necessitates changes in the approach to healthcare. Hajiba adds that Siemens is well placed to answer the questions that arise as a result.
To this end, one of the major features to be highlighted at Salon de Sante is Siemens’ role as the leading integrated healthcare company. This is crucial, given the growing pressure on healthcare resources, caused by increasing demand. Siemens’ response facilitates a seamless link between technologies involved in advanced imaging, laboratory diagnostics, therapy systems and healthcare IT. The benefits are significant: for a start, this allows for synchronised workflows between hospital departments. With this comes enhanced collaboration, which in turn means that access to information is improved, and it becomes possible to make important decisions more quickly. This means less medical errors, less waiting and improved clinical outcomes. Hospitals, meanwhile, can also expect greater client throughput and a healthier bottom line. But most importantly, with better information comes a more compete diagnostic picture, which means that healthcare can make the crucial shift from treating acute and catastrophic conditions, to managing or preventing chronic ones.
Siemens is further taking the opportunity presented by Salon de Sante to present three innovative product lines.
The first, syngo.via, is the first system in the world to provide pre-automated image processing. This makes it possible for doctors to extract only the images they need, as extraneous images are filtered by algorithmic engines embedded within the syngo.via system. The remaining images contain only pertinent anatomical data, which means that doctors spend less time manipulating images to obtain the crucial information they need. The outcome is a high quality reading that is task- and disease-oriented, making for an effective and efficient workflow, and saving precious minutes which could make the difference between life and death.
Next, Siemens is expanding on its already comprehensive oncology portfolio with the introduction of Mammomat. This highly effective breast care solution complements offerings which include linear accelerators and components, imaging for radiotherapy, treatments concepts and software applications for planning, treatment and quality assurance.
In terms of imaging, Siemens presents Computed Tomography, which is playing an increasingly significant role in the imaging of cardiovascular diseases, especially in detecting arthrosclerosis in the early stages. This technology holds particular appeal because it is non-invasive. The cardiovascular portfolio further includes SOMATOM® high-end scanners and the CT Cardiac Engine, which fuses diagnostic findings – covering the entire spectrum, from quantitative coronary assessment to left ventricular analysis - into a single report.
Finally, Magentom Avanto (AR) represents a new threshold in MRI scanning, providing reduced noise with outstanding gradient performance. This is one of the most comprehensive application ranges available.
“These technologies are the embodiment of our commitment to integrated healthcare,” Raoui states. “They show how Siemens is thinking, in order to make healthcare a seamless, effective process – which translates into massive advantages for patients and healthcare providers alike.
“We’re looking forward to introducing North Africa’s healthcare providers to these outstanding technologies,” she concludes.