The Walkerton & District Hospital Foundation has committed to raising $1.2 million towards
the new CT scanner over the next 2 years. The 2 year campaign began April 1st, 2017.
Please help us reach our goal!
All contributions $500 and over will be recognized on our NEW CT Scan donor recognition piece which is located in the Emergency Department outside of the Diagnostic Imaging Waiting Room.
Donations will be recognized at the following levels:
- Friend $500-$999
- Bronze $1,000-$2,499
- Silver $2,500-$4,999
- Gold $5,000-$9,999
- Platinum $10,000-$19,999
- Diamond $20,000+
We thank ALL donors for their support of our CT Scan Campaign!
Over 5,000 CT scans are performed annually at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre's Walkerton Site, serving a diverse patient population in Southern Bruce and Grey Counties for emergency/trauma scans, cancer diagnosis and follow-up, and more.
The current General Electric VCT 64-slice CT scanner was installed in June 2005 with a life expectancy of approximately 10 years. Having reached 'end of life', the scanner is experiencing increasing downtime due to maintenance requirements, impacting patient care.
Renovations to the CT suite will begin early 2018 with the new Siemens Somatom Drive, 256 Slice, Dual Source Scanner being installed and operational in June 2018.
The new CT scanner, which is only the second of it's type in Canada, will be replaced with state-of-the-art new equipment featuring:
- New Dual Source at 0.28s standard rotation - full clinical capability
- 24/7 scanner with high uptime
- Lowest dose for all patients at maximum speed
- Precise Superfast scanning - max. scan speed 458mm/s
- Exceptional image quality
- Improved patient safety - technology that automatically tailors tube voltage to the individual patients & clinical indications
- Advanced applications - automatically select the right dose, whilst maintaining image quality
New Level of Care
- Dual energy, dual source
- Spectral-based gout imaging and renal stone characterization
- Lower amounts of contrast media requirements
- Ability to acquire high-level diagnostic images, even when the patient is unable to hold their breath
- Low-dose lung screening
- Whole organ profusion
- Emergency and elective cardiac scanning
- Extended FOV to cover larger patients
- Improved image quality for patients with metal artifact interference, such as hip replacements