New Nuclear Medicine Suite to open this summer at Huntsville Hospital
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) and Huntsville Hospital Foundation today announced and celebrated the long-awaited SPECT-CT Nuclear Medicine Suite. The $2.6 million addition and upgrade in Huntsville will improve diagnostic care for patients and families from Parry Sound to Gravenhurst as early as this summer.
MAHC President & CEO Cheryl Harrison says "The new technology improves diagnosis through higher quality and faster imaging – that gives our professionals more precise information and that, in turn, advances the care we can provide right here. Our entire hospital team is so proud of our community donors for making this happen and especially The Sprott Foundation for their leadership gift," she said.
Up to 2,000 nuclear medicine tests are completed in Huntsville annually. The combined scans made possible by the new SPECT-CT camera improve precision and complement existing diagnostics technology at the hospital. In addition, the CT capability of the machine provides backup to facilitate imaging for urgent stroke cases during any downtime of the existing CT scanner, eliminating the need to transfer these urgent patients to another stroke facility.