CT Scan Renewal Campaign
The next major campaign LWDHF is launching is the new CT Scan for the Diagnostic Imaging Department.
The current CT Scan at LWDH is 12 years old, and replacement parts are no longer manufactured for repairs. This means that should something go down on the current CT Scan and a replacement part cannot be located, CT Scans would no longer be available at your hospital. Over 4,600 scans were performed at LWDH in 2015. This is an important piece of diagnostic equipment essential to maintaining the quality of care available at LWDH.
The new CT Scan will have improved capabilities including the following:
- Paediatric scanning will now be available on site.
- Improved image quality: 160 slice (thickness of scan) vs current 16 slice. This provides improved diagnostic capabilities with enhanced detail in images.
- Produces 30 images per second; the improved efficiency offers shorter wait times and more patients scanned.
- Patients up to 650lbs can be scanned vs the current 350lbs max capacity.
- Improved radiation dose.
This campaign will be a multi-year campaign as we aim to raise $1 million to help cover the purchase and installation of the new machine.
We need your help to keep this essential service and equipment available at your hospital. 100% of your support stays right here to help your hospital!