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Community’s New CT Scanner Now Operational

RYAN YOUNG, Communications and Public Affairs Officer

KAWARTHA LAKES: Community members in Kawartha Lakes and the surrounding area are poised to benefit from a brand new CT Scanner operational at Ross Memorial Hospital.

The community’s new CT Scanner was delivered on June 7th. Following installation and commissioning, staff were trained on the new technology.

Dr. Mario Voros, Chief of Radiology, Ross Memorial Hospital, explained the importance of the CT scanner, “Medical imaging is one of the pillars of modern-day medicine. And in turn, our CT Scanner is the cornerstone of the medical imaging department. Imaging with CT scans is so precise, so accurate, and so reliable. This is now the standard of care, everywhere.”

The new CT Scanner provides increasingly accurate images and data to help our physicians provide a confident diagnosis. They do it with a lower dose of radiation, which is safer for patients. Ross Memorial Hospital conducts roughly 12,000 exams annually using a CT scanner.

Kelly Isfan, President and CEO, Ross Memorial Hospital, stated, “Ross Memorial Hospital is the proud home of many skilled physicians and staff. But even the most skilled healthcare practitioners need access to the best equipment. This new CT Scanner for our community provides just that, the best tool available for exceptional diagnostic imaging capabilities. Our staff and physicians will use it every single day to meet the needs of our community by diagnosing disease and injury, as well as guiding surgeries and cancer treatments.”

Some examples of when a CT scan can provide an effective diagnosis or treatment include the following. Patients who have been in a car accident and may have internal injuries. Patients who may have suffered a stroke, chest pain, or pain in their extremities may cause blood clots. Cancer patients who need regular CT imaging to see if their treatment is effective or if their cancer is spreading. “High priority acquisitions such as this are made possible when people work together. We’re so grateful for the support we’ve received from individuals, businesses and organizations. Donors are ensuring our community has the best CT imaging close to home. That’s exceptional support for exceptional care.” said Erin Coons, CEO, RMH Foundation.

The cost of the new CT scanner is not covered by government funding. This essential acquisition would not be possible without the community’s support through donations to the RMH Foundation. The RMH Foundation is encouraging donations to fund the new CT Scanner through the Partners in Precision Care appeal.

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