New tomodensitometer at CSSSMemphremagog
Last Wednesday, MNA Pierre Reid inaugurated the new tomodensitometer at the hospital in Magog. The purchase and installation of the medical imagery piece of equipment was made possible thanks to an investment of $1,250,000.
“The latest technology is a prerequisite for quality medical practises. That’s why the government has invested considerable sums to furnish the hospital network with a variety of equipment of the latest medical technology, particularly in the field of imagery. The new tomodensitometer will allow for more precise diagnosing and better adapted care to the precise condition of patients,” said Mr. Reid.
The tomodensitometer, sometimes called a ‘scanner’ or a ‘taco’, is radiology equipment assisted with a computer which allows for the examination of organs and the diagnosis of their pathologies with great precision. These types of examinations are done most often in the case of extreme trauma, cerebrovascular accidents or cancers.
The equipment was financed by the health ministry ($700,000), the hospital itself ($250,000) and by the Memphremagog Hospital Foundation ($300,000).