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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