New to­mod­en­sit­o­me­ter at CSSSMem­phrem­a­gog

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS -

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).

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