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New CT scanner now operational in Brandon

Equipment Upgrade Reflects Manitoba’s Commitment to Improving Patient Care: Friesen

A new computerized tomography (CT) scanner has been installed and is now operational at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, bolstering diagnostic services for patients by providing faster scans with sharper images and lower exposure to radiation than the machine it replaced, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced here today.

“Our government is committed to improving health care for all Manitobans by investing in necessary equipment upgrades that ensure we are able to deliver care closer to home,” said Friesen. “The new CT scanner enhances the diagnostic services in Brandon by substantial advanced technology and allows more patients to receive service.”

The new CT scanner, which cost about $2 million to purchase and install, began operation July 29, and replaced aging equipment that was nearing the end of its expected lifespan. The news scanner is expected to increase the number of scans able to be performed at the Brandon Regional Health Centre once staff are fully trained on the new equipment, which offers faster scans with sharper images.

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