Canadian hospital announces new MRI equipment for emergency department

Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, is soon to be home to the first MRI scanner in an emergency department in the entire province.

The scanner, expected to be up and running by September, was designed specifically to screen patients’ brains after traumatic injuries, according to a new report from CBC News.

Halifax MP Andy Fillmore announced that $700,000 in federal funding is being used to purchase the equipment. He added that it “will enable the emergency department to get critical diagnostic information in a timely manner, resulting in better patient outcomes,” according to the report.

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