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U.S. Soldiers and Veterans at Home and Abroad Touched by Lifesaving Products From Philips Healthcare
Date:11/9/2011

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As soldiers are being treated for more advanced medical conditions on the battlefield, more advanced medical devices are required to respond to this need. Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) has a long-standing relationship with the U.S. military and Department of Veterans Affairs, and provides cutting-edge health care equipment to the battlefield and U.S. military hospitals. Multiple Philips ultrasound machines and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are deployed right now. There are currently 25 Philips computed tomography (CT) units in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Navy recently announced the installation of three magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems in Afghanistan. The deployment of imaging systems in combat zones is widely credited for improving battlefield survival rates among service members who are injured during deployment.

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In addition, Philips was selected by the United States government to outfit the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas with an array of advanced imaging systems. The facility serves the U.S. Army, Air Force, Coast Guard and Navy as a centralized site for basic and specialty enlisted medical training. METC is the largest military medical and training institution in the world and the largest consolidation of service training in the history of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

Philips has installed 68 imaging systems in the METC facilities, including a broad spectrum of advanced imaging equipment such as X-ray, cardiovascular imaging, ultrasound, CT and nuclear medicine devices similar to equipment used in military hospitals and clinics. This ensures that training is accurate and precise for future deployment and prepares the medical forces for supporting military hospitals and clinics.

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