Posted: November 21, 2016

Early 2017 will see the next generation of computed tomography (CT) imaging brought to Grand River Hospital’s KW Campus.

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In the meantime, medical imaging professionals are hard at work making sure patient care continues and all the preparations are in place for the new scanner’s arrival.

Thanks to generous donations to Grand River Hospital Foundation, GRH will replace one of its two CT scanners with a brand new unit. The new scanner will continue to support medical imaging needs in cancer care, stroke diagnoses, orthopedic care as well as imaging for children. It provides new technology for faster acquisition times while maintaining the detail required to provide diagnostic images.

But for the new unit to go in, an 11 year old CT scanner must first come out. The current unit has conducted more than 115,000 patient exams in its operational life.

On Tuesday November 22nd, contractors will wheel the old scanner out of the hospital. The scanner will go through the hospital, past patient registration, out through the emergency waiting room and on to a waiting truck. This will be the quickest way of removing the old scanner. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

After the removal of the old scanner, crews will renovate the CT suite to accommodate the new unit. It will arrive in January, be installed and undergo commissioning before going into active service.

Patient care will continue on the hospital's remaining CT scanner as the new unit is installed
Patient care will continue on the hospital's remaining CT scanner as the new unit is installed

One CT scanner will remain in service while the new unit is installed. As GRH usually has two CT scanners running, the hospital has prepared for this brief change in capacity.

Additional exams have taken place leading up to this project. The remaining CT scanner will operate with longer hours to accommodate patient care needs through December and January.

We look forward to the startup of the new CT scanner which will help us further advance exceptional medical imaging care for thousands of patients every year.