High-tech scanner sought for Mount Saint Joseph Hospital

A physician once called one of B.C.'s oldest computed tomography (CT) scanners a “non-invasive diagnostic workhorse.” Mount Saint Joseph Hospital is hoping to get a new workhorse and put its old one out to pasture.

A new CT scanner is the goal of the Scotiabank Feast of Fortune, an annual fundraising campaign that will culminate this year with a dinner and auction at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Vancouver Feb. 7.

At a press conference Nov. 19, radiologist Dr. Amie Padilla-Thornton said she uses the current scanner, nicknamed Delia II, daily to diagnose many conditions, including internal bleeding, abnormalities and cancerous growths.

Alistair Burns reports

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