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Demand for DI grows, not enough resources to deliver: study

OTTAWA – Family physicians and specialists continue to rely on the results of diagnostic imaging exams to make informed decisions for their patients, but Canadian patients are waiting longer than those in other countries for tests. Canadian general practitioners reported...

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JDMI’s peer review system gaining traction across province

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TORONTO – The Joint Department of Medical Imaging, which manages Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Services for three downtown Toronto hospitals, has not only developed its own peer review software system for radiologists, it has also expanded the system to embrace...

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Lakeridge acquires three mobile X-ray units

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OSHAWA, Ont. – Lakeridge Health has acquired three CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems to help staff members capture digital radiography exams for patients in the emergency department and intensive care units, as well as inpatients. Two imaging systems are installed...

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Lakeridge acquires three mobile X-ray units

OSHAWA, Ont. – Lakeridge Health has acquired three CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems to help staff members capture digital radiography exams for patients in the emergency department and intensive care units, as well as inpatients. Two imaging systems are installed...

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University of Alberta Hospital installs 3T MRI

EDMONTON – The University of Alberta Hospital has installed the city’s first clinical 3T MRI, which is expected to serve 10,000 patients a year. Its arrival marks a major milestone in the University Hospital Foundation’s Brain Centre Campaign, as the...

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Radiologists fear shortage of isotopes for nuc med

OTTAWA – The National Research Universal (NRU) reactor in Chalk River, Ont., northwest of Ottawa, was scheduled to stop making molybdenum-99 this week, even though the nearly 60-year-old reactor is not slated to shut down altogether until 2018. As a result...

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Backlog of 18,000 ultrasounds halts bookings

VICTORIA, B.C. – Island Health has been informing family doctors that until a backlog of 18,000 ultrasound orders eases, new routine scan requests will not be booked. “That number has been climbing since I started this job four months ago,”...

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CT scanners in the Emergency Department are life-savers

VANCOUVER – Too often, trauma patients brought to hospitals wait hours to receive the diagnostic images needed to confirm a diagnosis. Vancouver General, however, has reduced the wait to just minutes by installing high-powered CT scanners right in the Emergency...

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