The Foundation kicked off its 30th anniversary year by announcing a new capital campaign for 2023. The goal is to raise $185,000 to fund the purchase of a Shimadzu Mobile Radiography System, to be used in the emergency department, operating room and various medical units throughout the Leduc Community Hospital.
“Not all patients are able to come to the Diagnostic Imaging (DI) department or there are emergent cases that require immediate general imaging," says Natasha Kinshella, Manager of DI for Community Urban/Rural Sites.
"This new portable unit will provide improved images and allow for images to be seen on the screen before the DI tech leaves the area."
Advantages of this mobile unit include efficiency, image quality, radiation dose reduction (30-50% less) and ultimate patient comfort and care. Images can be processed at the bedside, so it allows for quicker turnaround time for both ordering physicians and radiologists to report images and provide a diagnosis in a timely manner.