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First Mobile MRI Systems to be Sent to Afghanistan Theater

June 13, 2011
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Naval Medical Logistics Command (NMLC), based in Fort Detrick, Md., announced the award of a contract for two mobile Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) systems to Philips Healthcare (Amsterdam), to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury of wounded warriors in Afghanistan.

The Navy has been working closely with the Army and Air Force to field an unprecedented MRI capability for deployed forces as part of the overall comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating concussive injuries.

The procurement of the MRI systems has been a joint initiative between NMLC's technical and operational partners including: Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, U.S. Army Medical Material Agency, Chief of Mobility Command, the Veterans Administration, and the Army's Rapid Equipping Force.

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