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Moncton Hospital receives new MRI

(GNB HEALTH) March 3, 2013 - The Moncton Hospital has received a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine.
"I am pleased that the Department of Health was able to provide $2.2 million for this project that is part of the government's efforts to replace aging MRIs around the province," said Health Minister Hugh Flemming. "This state-of-the-art 1.5 T MRI will benefit all the patients who require MRI services at the Moncton Hospital."

An MRI can be used to diagnosis and evaluate a wide variety of diseases and indications including imaging brain tumours, diagnosing stoke, assessing cartilage damage and assessing cardiac issues.
 "We are pleased with the arrival of the new MRI unit at the Moncton Hospital," said John McGarry, president and chief executive officer of Horizon Health Network. "The investment in this equipment demonstrates the Department of Health's commitment to providing our physicians and staff with the diagnostic capabilities needed to enhance patient outcomes."

"GE Healthcare is proud to help deliver new MR technology that will help transform health-care delivery for patients in the Moncton area," said Heather Chalmers, general manager, Healthcare Systems, GE Healthcare Canada. "GE Healthcare is dedicated to humanizing MRI by focusing on the needs of the patient, technologist and clinician. The Optima MR450w 1.5T system is a great example of this through its superb image quality and an optimized patient experience, balancing caring design with insightful technology."

The project is part of a three-year, $16.4-million plan to replace MRI machines at six regional hospitals in the province including at the Saint John Regional Hospital, the Moncton Hospital, the Edmundston Regional Hospital, the Miramichi Regional Hospital, the Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst and the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton.

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