Kawarthas acquires advanced cardiac imaging system
November 13, 2019
LINDSAY, Ont.– A diagnostic imaging clinic located at the Ross Memorial Hospital has made taking pictures of clients’ hearts so much easier. Recently, MyHealth Centre introduced a state-of-the-art cardiac imaging system at its Lindsay clinic.
MyHealth Centre – a group of independent health services providing OHIP-covered cardiac and diagnostic imaging services – took over Parkway Nuclear in January. The company has since been introducing a number of best practices – patient charts are now digital – and updated equipment.
“Our goal is to address concerns over wait time and to ensure timely access to services,” said regional director Chris Malcolm of the physician-owned, independently audited and nationally-accredited company.
Malcolm added the company is also committed to providing the latest updates in nuclear diagnostic services, such as the new low-dose cardiac imaging system. The Lindsay site is one of only nine in the company to currently be utilizing the system.
The equipment utilizes the latest in crystal technology, increasing both the sensitivity to detect disease and accuracy for diagnosis, said MyHealth chief medical officer Dr. Marc Freeman.
“It’s game-changing technology that most hospitals in our province don’t even have yet,” said Freeman.
The D-SPECT gantry design offers several advantages over the previously used ring-style equipment, including a reduced radiation dosing, improved comfort and faster scanning time, continued Freeman. The open design eliminates claustrophobia and the chair can support up to 540 pounds.
“As a doctor, it also offers greater confidence in diagnosis,” said Freeman, as the camera has 10 times the sensitivity and twice the spatial resolution of a conventional gamma camera. “So when you’re imaging a patient … you’re getting that exact answer that you need.”
For more information visit www.myhealthcentre.ca.