Affidea Center in Fundeni Clinical Institute becomes a Center of Excellence in Oncology following EUR 5 mln investment

Newsroom 10/01/2017 | 12:10

Affidea Center in Fundeni Clinical Institute becomes a Center of Excellence in Oncology and a Reference Center for GE Healthcare in Europe, following Affidea’ s investment of EUR 5 million during the last year in GE radiological diagnostic equipment.

As a European Reference Center for GE Healthcare, Affidea Center Fundeni will welcome medical teams from the entire Europe that will come here in order to study the best practices regarding the use of GE Healthcare’s advanced technologies for early diagnosis and monitoring of cancer patients.

Annually, 75,000 new oncological cases are diagnosed in Romania and according to the World Health Organization, the number is expected to rise significantly over the next 2 decades. From diagnostics to treatment, monitoring and outcome prediction, medical imaging has a key role to play in the care pathway of patients suffering from an oncological disease.

Over 170,000 patients are coming annually at Affidea Center of Excellence in Oncology for diagnostics or treatment monitoring, 80 percent of them being oncological patients.

“In the changing landscape of healthcare services in Europe, Affidea has developed a successful business model, offering unique medical value for doctors and patients. Our mission is to provide authenticated, standardised and high-quality medical outcome in an efficient manner, offering in the same time a positive experience for our patients”, said Dimitris Moulavasilis, CEO Affidea Group.

“Romania is a still growing market, and the needs for oncological medical services are still very high. The EUR 5 million investment in Affidea Fundeni Center confirms our commitment to offer Romanian patients high quality medical services and access to leading-edge medical technologies. We are happy that we could collaborate with GE Healthcare on this important project”, added Moulavasilis.

 “We are proud to collaborate with Affidea, one of the leading operators of diagnostic imaging services from Europe, in the transformation of Affidea Fundeni into a Reference Center for our innovative technologies, allowing physicians to learn about new applications, and patients to benefit from clinically advanced diagnostic care. This is an opportunity for GE Healthcare to reaffirm its long-standing technology partnership with Affidea, while helping contribute to the enhancement of oncology care for the people of Romania”, said Jean-Michel Malbrancq, president and CEO of GE Healthcare Europe.

In Romania, Affidea is a provider in the field of radiological diagnostic, being present on the market for 14 years. Affidea Romania has 17 centers and provides a wide range of medical services: high performance imaging investigations, nuclear medicine, together with clinical and laboratory medical investigations.

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world.

Georgiana Bendre

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