VU University Medical Center installs Philips PET/MR system

Royal Philips Electronics and the VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, have signed an agreement to install one of Philips’ Ingenuity TF PET/MR (Time-of-Flight Positron Emission Tomography/Magnetic Resonance) scanners at the centre.

This advanced imaging modality will help researchers at the centre to investigate new methods of diagnosing and treating cancer and neurological disorders.

The VU University Medical Center will be the first hospital in the Netherlands to have a PET/MR system.

The decision to install the scanner was driven by the need for diagnostic systems that allow clinicians to bring personalised medicine to their patients.