Thanks to donors, patients will soon benefit from new MRI technology!

Thanks to so many donors, Guelph General Hospital is able to purchase a new MRI scanner to replace the Hospital’s first MRI scanner which is nearly 15 years old.

To minimize disruption in MRI service, a temporary MRI scanner must be put in place while the old one is removed and the new one is built into the renovated MRI suite. In addition, as GGH was able to secure several new software modules with the potential to reduce scan times and increase efficacy by up to 30%, time and expertise are required to integrate these supports.

The ongoing pandemic has resulted in some delays to the plan. However, the Diagnostic Imaging team is pushing ahead with the construction and preparations. The new scanner is expected to be operational in the spring of 2023.