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North Bay hospital replaces aging CT scanner

NORTH BAY, Ont. – The North Bay Regional Hospital has unveiled a new CT scanner, and another one could be on the way soon. The new machine was made possible by a $1 million donation from the Terry McKerrow CAT...

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Sudbury aims to install PET/CT scanner by 2018

SUDBURY, Ont. – Health Sciences North, in Sudbury, Ont., is in the process of acquiring a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner, which is considered the ‘gold standard’ in detecting and tracking lesions in cancer patients. The organization intends to have...

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List of MRI queue-jumpers leaked in Manitoba

WINNIPEG – A confidential report was leaked to CBC News and other media outlets in April which flagged 59 professional athletes, six politicians, eight radiologists, and senior WRHA staff as receiving “potential preferential treatment” when it came to the quick...

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Twin robotic X-ray system approved in Canada

OAKVILLE, Ont. – Siemens Healthineers has received approval from Health Canada for the Multitom Rax (Robotic Advance X-ray), which is said to be the world’s first twin robotic X-ray system. Its unique design facilitates a wide range of examinations –...

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Agfa scores high in KLAS report on VNAs and viewers

Mortsel, Belgium – A report from KLAS, titled “Enterprise Imaging 2016: Early Leaders in a Growing Market” shows Agfa HealthCare’s VNA and Universal Viewer as only vendor with increased satisfaction from end-users. Moreover, the report notes that Agfa HealthCare is...

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Queensway acquires high-powered cardiology ultrasound

OTTAWA – Queensway Carleton Hospital is the second hospital in Canada to receive new state-of-the-art cardiac ultrasound technology. The anatomically intelligent devices arrived at the end of 2016 and are now fully operable, serving patients in Queensway Carleton Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary...

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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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