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GBGH’s new CT scanner makes a big entrance


GBGH’s new CT scanner makes a big entrance

Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) welcomed its new computerized tomography (CT) scanner on September 28. The scanner, which entered the building via the main entrance, will be located in the hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging department which is currently under construction to accommodate the new equipment.

Weighing in at 2,200 kg, the new CT – a Siemens Somatom Definition Edge – will offer better image quality, making for more accurate and faster diagnoses. It also provides new low dose technology, reducing the time patients are exposed to radiation. GBGH’s current CT scanner was 13 years old and had reached the end of its lifespan.

After installation and testing, the new CT will be operational this fall. The purchase of the new CT scanner and renovations was made possible due to $1.6 million in community support.

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Contact:
Jennifer Moore
Communications Officer, GBGH
705-526-1300 ext. 5177
moorejen@gbgh.on.ca