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Celebrate the power of technology with the human touch

Celebrate the power of technology with the human touch

November 8 – 14th is Medical Radiation Technologists’ Week

Have you ever wondered who was operating your CT scan, x-ray equipment, nuclear medicine scanner, MRI unit or radiation therapy equipment?

Published on Fri, 10/02/2009 by BlueBlankie.com

New parents save precious time shopping online

New parents save precious time shopping online

Whether you are looking for the perfect gift to welcome baby, or you have run out of baby care essentials, getting them delivered right to your door saves new parents precious time. And, with Canada's birthrate at its highest in 15 years, according to Statistics Canada; more new parents are looking for ways to save time by shopping online.

Published on Wed, 12/17/2008 by Canada Health Infoway

ATTN: ALBERTA NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Digital technology saving lives in Alberta

ATTN: ALBERTA NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Digital technology saving lives in Alberta

Alberta's digital diagnostic imaging and electronic health record network is helping to save lives across the province. That's because patients can get same-day results from key medical tests, and faster access to treatment.

Digitized diagnostic images, including x-rays, ultrasounds, MRI and CT scans, allow clinicians to view patient images no matter where the test was conducted or the location of the clinician. The sharing and remote access to images is enabled by Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS).

Published on Wed, 12/17/2008 by Canada Health Infoway

ATTN: BRITISH COLUMBIA NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Technology improving patient care in B.C.

ATTN: BRITISH COLUMBIA NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Technology improving patient care in B.C.

Doctors were able to stop the internal bleeding of a 42-year-old man, seriously injured in a car crash in British Columbia, by using a safer, simpler technique rather than potentially more difficult and risky exploratory surgery. The technique involved the use of digitized diagnostic imaging, according to a top imaging expert in the province.

Published on Wed, 12/17/2008 by Canada Health Infoway

ATTN: SASKATCHEWAN NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Digital technology improving patient care in Saskatchewan

ATTN: SASKATCHEWAN NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Digital technology improving patient care in Saskatchewan

At one acute-care Saskatchewan hospital, Canada's investments in digital diagnostic imaging has meant the creation of a new on-site MRI centre that’s reducing wait times for this vital service by more than a month.

Corey Miller, director of medical imaging and nuclear medicine services for the Saskatoon Health Region, says by switching to the Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS), the hospital was able to eliminate film libraries, creating enough space to accommodate a new MRI service.

Published on Wed, 12/17/2008 by Canada Health Infoway

ATTN: ONTARIO NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Better patient care in Ontario with digital diagnostic imaging

ATTN: ONTARIO NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Better patient care in Ontario with digital diagnostic imaging

Thousands of Ontarians are getting faster access to quality health care thanks to Canada’s investments in digital diagnostic imaging.

Dr. Donald Taves, chief of radiology at St. Joseph’s Health Care in London, Ontario, says advances in digital diagnostic imaging means x-rays, ultrasounds, and CT and MRI scans can now be available to authorized health care professionals and patients faster and better than ever before. Clinicians can have access to the images no matter where the test was conducted or where the health care provider is located.

Published on Wed, 12/17/2008 by Canada Health Infoway

ATTN: QUEBEC NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Technology improving Quebec health care

ATTN: QUEBEC NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Technology improving Quebec health care

The expansion of digital diagnostic imaging systems across Quebec is giving emergency department staff better access to the specialized knowledge needed to make life-saving diagnoses.

Published on Wed, 12/17/2008 by Canada Health Infoway

ATTN: NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Digital technology saving lives in Newfoundland and Labrador

ATTN: NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Digital technology saving lives in Newfoundland and Labrador

Thanks to digital diagnostic imaging, a 10-year-old boy from the Island of Newfoundland is alive today.

The youngster needed brain surgery but was too sick to be transported to a major surgical centre to get treatment. Using real-time support through diagnostic imagery, neurosurgical and radiology experts in St. John's were able to support and direct a general surgeon hundreds of miles away in Goose Bay who performed the delicate procedure. The surgery was crucial in saving the boy's life after he suffered extensive head trauma in an ATV accident.

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