MedCity News Q&A: Case Western's Dr. Pablo Ros

June 17, 2010 by MedCity News

A chat with Dr. Pablo Ros, head of the new Philips Healthcare Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center in Cleveland.

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By Mary Vanac

The recently announced Philips Healthcare Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center could bolster Northeast Ohio’s reputation as a hub for innovation in medical imaging technology.

But it also could do a lot for the research and clinical radiology practices at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, where the center will be housed.

The $38.4 million partnership of Philips, University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) ’ supported by a $5 million Ohio Third Frontier grant ’ was announced a few weeks ago.

Philips (NYSE:PHG) — a Dutch company and a global imaging technology leader that employs more than 1,100 people at its worldwide computed tomography and nuclear medicine headquarters in the Cleveland suburb of Highland Heights — would test-drive its latest imaging technologies at the innovation center.

UH Case Medical Center would provide patients from its neurology, cardiology, pathology and oncology departments, as well as doctors and researchers, to kick the tires of the Philips technologies. Case Western Reserve engineers also would help evaluate the technologies.