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Shanghai-headquartered health tech firm United Imaging has signed a partnership agreement with King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC), one of the Gulf’s leading cancer care centres, in Jordan.

The deal coincided with United Imaging’s attendance at Arab Health 2022, held in Dubai last week.

Under the agreement, the two organisations will be collaborating in clinical applications research, academic exchange, and “talent training to advance the oncology and molecular imaging field and to enhance healthcare delivery in the region”.

Dr. Al Zhang, chairman and CEO of United Imaging Healthcare, said: “We have been developing rapidly in regional markets such as the Middle East and North Africa since our initial rollout there in 2019. Hospitals and industry experts have widely recognised our innovative technologies and products.

“We are committed to the medical innovation of the future and constantly improving the accessibility of high-end medical equipment and services globally and also to creating more value in the chain of healthcare delivery through close collaboration with universities, hospitals, and research institutions.”

KHCC is one of the most influential and well-respected cancer centres in the Middle East and surrounding regions.

It is the only specialised cancer centre and a pioneer in adult and paediatric oncology research, the largest bone marrow transplant centre in the Middle East, and the first JCI-certificated cancer centre in developing countries.

The Middle East region is an integral part of United Imaging’s global growth. In 2019, it set up a regional headquarters in Dubai, with an experienced local marketing and after-sales team to meet customers’ needs.

United Imaging’s equipment has been installed in top hospitals and clinical institutions in Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, and more.

Partners include Wits Donald Gordon Molecular Imaging in South Africa, Al Tahra Radiology Center (TRC), one of Egypt’s four major radiology centers, and American Hospital Dubai, a private general hospital in the UAE.

Over 17,000 United Imaging products are now in clinical service in over 8,600 hospitals and research institutions in 44 countries and regions worldwide, including China, the U.S., the Middle East, Europe, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America.

The company has also set up extensive collaborations with many world-renowned clinical and scientific research institutions.

One outstanding example is the cooperation with Yale University in developing an advanced neuro PET/CT for the BRAIN Initiative, a significant National Institute of Health (NIH) project.

At Arab Health 2022, United Imaging also showcased the world’s first total-body PET/CT, uEXPLORER – an ultra-high-resolution digital PET/CT with a field of view that enables the whole body to be scanned in one bed position.

The system offers total-body dynamic scanning, allows ultra-low patient dose, and produces ultra-high image resolution, changing how whole-body PET/CT imaging has traditionally been performed.


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