CT Scanner for the QEH – $1.5 Million

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CT Scanner for the QEH - $1.5 Million

At the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the CT (computerized tomography) Scanner is a vital piece of equipment in the Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Department. Thanks to huge advancements in health care technology, CT Scan test results are relied on today more than ever. The machine takes 3D cross-sectional images of a patient’s anatomy, allowing health care professionals to accurately identify internal structures and see their shape, size, density and texture.

CT Scans are used in almost every aspect of medicine, but are particularly useful to diagnose, treat and monitor diseases, including most cancers. Images produced enable physicians to determine the presence of a tumor, the stage of a disease, and to monitor its progression or decline. Immediate stroke treatment can help save lives and stroke patients undergo CT Scans to allow their health care providers to identify what type of stroke they have experienced and to determine treatment protocol.  The emergency department heavily relies on this equipment to quickly assess major trauma patients and determine their internal injuries.

After 13 years in use and with a 10% increase in the volume of tests performed, the time has come to replace this equipment.  Purchase of an upgraded CT Scanner will include valuable post-processing technology and exceptional imaging to deliver even higher diagnosis accuracy. 

By supporting the replacement of this greatly needed equipment for Diagnostic Imaging services at the QEH, you ensure patients continue to receive optimal care, right here at home, in PEI. The estimated cost is $1.5 million.