Israel News Roundup – FEBRUARY 2018

February 28, 2018 - 3 minutes read

Welcome to Pillar & Cloud’s Israel News Roundup for this month. Below are some interesting articles we came across and wanted to share with our P&C community.



Shaare Zedek’s MRI specially designed to examine infants is first in world. (photo credit:SHAARE ZEDEK MEDICAL CENTER)

Shaare Zedek delivers 22,000 infants a year – more than any other hospital in the world.

The world’s first magnetic resonance instrument (MRI) built specially for examining premature and older infants has been installed and tested on six patients at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center. The babies sleep comfortably while held in a soft brace during the scan and do not need to be anesthetized.

The device, called the Embrace system and recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, was recently installed in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. The Embrace device makes it possible to perform high-quality MRI tests without endangering the babies. This improves the service that babies and their families will receive – accurate information about brain structure, identification of infants at risk and early treatment of these infants.

The hospital, which serves as a beta site for the Aspect Imaging company in Shoham, did not have to pay the cost of the device because it has been testing it for the company with permission from the Health Ministry and the hospital’s Helsinki Committee for Human Medical Experimentation. In a month or so, the hospital is expected to receive ministry permission to use it routinely to scan babies.

SOURCE: The Jerusalem Post

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SOURCE: WIN World Isreal News

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