Technology

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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