New CT Scanner for Dartmouth General Hospital

Health and Wellness

September 19, 2017 12:08 PM

More than 16,000 Nova Scotians will continue to receive reliable diagnosis and treatment thanks to government approval for a new CT scanner at Dartmouth General Hospital.

“The CT scanner is used every day in the hospital for emergency patients and others with serious illness or injury,” said Randy Delorey, Minister of Health and Wellness. “It’s a key piece of equipment that physicians and other health-care workers rely on to diagnose and treat patients.”

A CT (computerized tomography) scanner uses a series of X-ray views to take images of organs, bones and soft tissues in the body. It helps to examine people quickly who may have internal injuries or other trauma.

Purchase and installation of a CT scanner will cost up to $1.9 million. The new scanner will replace the existing one.

The announcement was made in the newly-renovated fourth floor, marking the completion of the first round of renovations at Dartmouth General Hospital. The renovations included the third and fourth floors as part of the QEII redevelopment project. Other renovations will include construction of space for 48 beds on the fifth floor, eight operating rooms and upgrades to areas like pharmacy and diagnostic imaging.

“We are excited to install a state-of-the-art CT scanner that will enhance the services for patients at Dartmouth General Hospital,” said Dr. David Barnes, chief of radiology for Nova Scotia Health Authority’s central zone. “The new scanner will have advanced technology, allowing for improvements in all imaging, including orthopedics. It will also allow for faster imaging of more complex cases.”

A request for proposals will be issued soon for the new CT scanner.

For updates on the QEII redevelopment project, go to QE2redevelopment.ca.


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     More than 16,000 Nova Scotians will continue to receive

reliable diagnosis and treatment thanks to government approval

for a new C-T scanner at Dartmouth General Hospital.

     The new C-T scanner replaces the current one.

     Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey says the new

unit will ensure people coming to the hospital will continue to

receive important treatment and care.

     The announcement was made in the newly renovated fourth

floor of the hospital, marking the completion of the first

phase of renovations.

     For updates on the Q-E-2 redevelopment project, go to

Q-E-2-redevelopment-dot-CA.

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Media Contacts: Tracy Barron
              Health and Wellness
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              Kristen Lipscombe
              Nova Scotia Health Authority
              1-844-483-3344
              Email: Kristen.Lipscombe@nshealth.ca