Monee, IL (PRWEB) October 10, 2012
Advanced Mobility and Specialty Vehicles (http://www.amstcorp.com), a leader in the design and manufacture of mobile medical trailers, is proud to announce today that they have delivered the first Philips Ingenia 1.5T MRI Trailer (http://www.healthcare.philips.com) to the Vancouver Island Health Authority (http://www.viha.ca) in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Vancouver Island Health Authority awarded their contract to Philips for the Ingenia MRI system and chose Advanced Mobility from several manufacturers to be the supplier of the MRI Trailer.
“We were comfortable working with Advanced Mobility based on our longstanding relationship and experience knowing that the company would be able to complete the trailer in a short timeframe,” said Tracy Byers, vice president, Magnetic Resonance, Philips Healthcare. “Upon completion and validation of the VIHA project, we have named Advanced Mobility as our preferred supplier for future mobile Ingenia 1.5T and 3.0T MRI Trailers.”
The proposal process commenced during last year’s RSNA conference in November, followed by VIHA’s tour of Advanced Mobility’s manufacturing facility near Chicago, Illinois. By May 2012, the bid was awarded and Advanced Mobility had the new chassis delivered within two weeks to start the new build.
“This is the first wide bore system introduced in more than five years and placed in a trailer,” said Steve Mitchell, Senior Director of MR Marketing, Philips Healthcare. “We knew Advanced Mobility would be able to deliver a showcase Ingenia MRI trailer to VIHA as promised.”
Advanced Mobility worked closely with Philips to accommodate the specifications, beginning with the chassis, building the trailer exterior walls, the interior design and construction, installing the Ingenia MRI, and the magnet shielding limiting the 5-gauss line inside the trailer. A custom Air Conditioning Unit and Chiller System were also designed and built, along with a Patient Lift and custom exterior trailer graphics from artwork provided by VIHA.
“It is truly an honor to have been designated the preferred manufacturer by Philips, and even more so since we have built the first Ingenia MRI Trailer in North America,” said Bob Bachman, President, Advance Mobility and Specialty Vehicles. “We look forward to a prosperous relationship with Philips as we market our products globally.”
The Advanced Mobility team built and delivered the new Philips Ingenia MRI Trailer to the Vancouver Island Health Authority in less than four months.
About Advanced Mobility
Advanced Mobility, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is a leading, world-class manufacturing company focused on designing and building custom trailers and specialty vehicles for the mobile healthcare, television production and broadcast, and banking industries, and for sports and special events. Over the past three decades, Advanced Mobility has gained the knowledge and expertise necessary to deliver the high quality products and services that truly mobilize the mission of their customers. For more information please visit http://www.amstcorp.com, or to talk with a representative call +1 708 235 2800.