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May 28th, 2019 Baptist Health South Florida

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Implements Revolutionary Philips MRI Technology

Institute becomes first to offer the Ingenia Ambition in the United States

 

Philips MR Ambition at Miami Cardiac & Vascular InstituteMIAMI, FL ― May 28, 2019 ― Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular center in the South Florida region, announced today the implementation of Philips’ Ingenia Ambition 1.5T MR, the world’s first magnetic resonance system to enable helium-free operations. The technology offers cutting-edge imaging techniques that deliver high-quality images faster while providing an improved, more comfortable experience for patients. With the implementation of this new technology, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute becomes the first to offer the Ingenia Ambition in the United States.

The Ingenia Ambition incorporates the Philips Compressed SENSE acceleration technique, which speeds up 2D and 3D scans by up to 50% with virtually equivalent image quality, even for challenging patients. The device also features technology that significantly improves patients’ experience during MRI exams, enhancing comfort and compliance. Patients are guided throughout the process through an immersive audio-visual experience, helping them feel at ease and resulting in smoother, faster exams, which contributes to reduced rescans and patient sedation.

“This breakthrough technology means a significant benefit for patients. Those who require an MRI exam, which is often accompanied by feelings of stress and discomfort, can now look forward to a more seamless and pleasant experience,” said Constantino Pena, M.D., medical director of vascular imaging, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. “At the same time, the added speed with uncompromised quality allows us to conduct exams more efficiently, reducing unnecessary wait times that can lead to delayed diagnoses and increased costs.”

The Ingenia Ambition is based on Philip’s BlueSeal fully-sealed magnet, which uses a micro-cooling technology that requires a negligible amount of liquid helium (less than 0.5% of volume, compared to the Ingenia 1.5T ZBO magnet). This reduces potential helium-related issues of classic magnet designs and eliminates dependency on the scarce commodity. The magnet also employs an adaptive intelligence system aimed at minimizing downtime in the event of operational issues, ultimately allowing practitioners to conduct testing with greater efficiency and confidence.

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute offers a range of cardiovascular services and is continuously introducing new and advanced technology to better treat patients and further understand the complexity of disease, injury and congenital or acquired abnormalities.

“The incorporation of Ingenia Ambition represents a significant addition to our robust offering of diagnostic services. With this new capability, we can reinforce the delivery of consistent, high-quality care that leads to better outcomes for patients,” stated Dr. Pena.

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About Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region. The team of multilingual, multidisciplinary specialists has pioneered the development of minimally invasive techniques used to treat aneurysms, blockages in veins and arteries and holes in the heart.

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 10 hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has more than 19,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/newsroom and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

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