Guelph Common Hospital is beginning to elevate cash for a brand new MRI scanner.
Dr. Samir Patel, the hospital’s radiologist and chief of diagnostic imaging, mentioned the hospital urgently wants to interchange the MRI scanner earlier than the previous one turns into unreliable.
“We depend on the MRI scanner to assist so many sufferers: sufferers who want a solution to their backbone or neck ache; sufferers who’re struggling with torn muscle mass or ligaments; sufferers who’re being handled and monitored of their battle in opposition to most cancers; and critically ailing sufferers throughout the hospital,” he mentioned.
Patel added the hospital can’t even afford a day of downtime to restore the tools.
The hospital mentioned a brand new scanner can be as much as two occasions sooner and a scan that takes half an hour could possibly be accomplished in 15 to twenty minutes.
Dr. Patel says he’s extremely happy with the hospital’s monitor document, with its machine persistently among the many most effective MRI scanners within the province.
“Month-over-month, GGH completes a excessive variety of affected person scans per hour in operation in comparison with others within the province. And I do know we will help much more sufferers with a brand new MRI scanner,” he mentioned.
It’s estimated that with a brand new scanner, GGH will do 13,000 to 17,000 affected person scans per 12 months.
Funds are already being raised by means of a wide range of applications on the hospital, amongst them the 50/50 Hospital Lottery, the Tour de Guelph 2021 and Guelph Common Hospital Basis’s Collectively, We Care marketing campaign.
The hospital mentioned members in the neighborhood have already donated towards a brand new MRI scanner by means of the Collectively, We Care marketing campaign.
The hospital says it’s been 14 years for the reason that neighborhood got here collectively to fund Guelph’s first scanner.
To put in and buy a brand new MRI scanner, the hospital says the price is estimated at $2.25 million.
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