Philips has agreed to donate 50 ultrasound systems, valued at an estimated $2.6 million, to the Global Ultrasound Equipment Donation Foundation (GUEDF), a not-for-profit organization that provides ultrasound equipment and training to needy clinics, hospitals and teaching facilities in emerging and developing countries around the world.
The donation includes systems used for echocardiology, radiology and obstetrics. These systems are equipped with modern ultrasound technologies such as SonoCT and 3D imaging that the benefiting institutions could not have afforded on their own. The equipment will help patients receive care that is equivalent with many developed nations.
The first system from this donation, a Philips HDI 5000, is being presented to Seoul City General Hospital, East Branch in Seoul, South Korea. The HDI 5000 can be used for general imaging, including Ob/Gyn, breast, vascular, abdominal and adult cardiology.