Philips partners with Marshall Land Systems in the deployment of CT scanners to international armed forces including the UK

April 22, 2013

London – UK,  Philips together with Marshall Land Systems, part of the Cambridge-based Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, have worked closely together to develop a solution for a rapidly deployable, containerised CT scanner, offering whole body CT scanning, for use in battlefield conditions.

 

The containerised CT scanner features the Philips Brilliance CT 64 scanner integrated into an expandable shelter that ensures maximum safety for patients, operators and bystanders.   Marshall Land Systems selected the Philips CT scanner  because of its reliability, speed and ease of use – all critical factors when supporting caregivers to save lives on the battlefield.   Already in service, the containerised CT scanner is designed for use in demanding environments with arduous field and climatic conditions.

 

The containerised CT scanner  can be transported by sea, rail, or on the back of a truck, and when it arrives, can be setup by two people ready to carry out its first scan within two hours.    During transportation the robust Philips CT scanner is protected from shocks and vibrations using a patented system developed by Marshall’s engineers.  

 

Marshall Land Systems was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2013 in April of this year for the innovation category.    The Innovation Award included the company’s achievement in designing deployable CT scanners, working closely with its partner, Philips Healthcare UK.    Ray Cutting, Managing Director, Land Systems says, “This award is the result of a close strategic partnership with Philips, coupled with Marshall’s unrivalled expertise in developing complex deployable solutions to problems previously thought to be too difficult.”

 

Philips  CT scanner is built on Philips’ innovative Essence technology, a unique combination of X-ray tube, detector and reconstruction design elements that improve image quality in every CT examination.   Mike Hayden, Sales Director Imaging Systems, Philips Healthcare UK, adds, “We’re tremendously excited about this award and proud of our joint achievement with Marshall. This rapidly deployable containerised Philips CT scanner will provide vital diagnostic capability, normally available only in fixed hospital facilities, into the hands of clinicians on deployed operations and will support clinicians in saving lives on the front line.

This latest co-operation confirms the reliability of Philips CT scanner and clearly positions Philips as the preferred  containerised mobile CT supplier in the military domain.”

For further information

Please contact:

Barbara Neate

Philips Corporate Communications

Tel: + 44 (0) 1483 293 071 Mobile  + 44 (0) 7771 814 778

E-mail: Barbara.neate@philips.com 

 

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Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 116,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

 

About Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

Land Systems is part of the Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, one of the largest privately owned and independent aerospace and defence companies that delivers innovation and excellence in engineering and support solutions in the air, on land and at sea. 

 

Land Systems have designed and manufactured over 5,000 shelters in more than 200 configurations.   

 

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group specialises in the conversion and modification of military, civil and business aircraft; alongside defence vehicle engineering and shelter manufacture.  Its capabilities include engineering design, manufacture and test; and the provision of personnel, training and advice, while providing maintenance, integration, manufacture and product support.

 

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group since 1909 has been valued for its integrity, performance and customer focus which has been demonstrated through its innovative solutions and ability to deliver on-time and to-cost. 

 

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is part of the Marshall Group of Companies that employs over 4,500 people with a turnover in excess of £1.2bn.  

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is a respected total solutions provider for the military and commercial sectors.  

 

More information can be found at www.marshalladg.com 

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