South Shore Regional Prepares for First MRI
After decades of leaving the South Shore to receive a MRI scans, residents of Lunenburg and Queens Counties will be able to receive this close to home.
The addition of state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) diagnostic capability at South Shore Regional Hospital is one of the most exciting elements of the South Shore Regional Hospital Redevelopment.
The MRI will be located in a brand new 3,100 sq. ft. one story addition to the existing building and will mean more timely and convenient access to diagnostic imaging for our community.
SSRH Redevelopment Project Co-Lead and SSRH Site Lead Rob Zwicker says having a MRI at South Shore Regional will enhance the level of care patients care receive in our communities.
“It will mean fewer patients will have to travel, or be transferred, away from Queens and Lunenburg Counties for this important diagnostic service. And adding this technology will also help us attract and keep more physicians and other health care professionals.”
Residents of the South Shore have been calling for MRI technology to be added to the services of their regional hospital for many years. MRI images are particularly useful in visualizing the brain, spine and spinal cord, the musculoskeletal system, and in some cancer investigations. It is the imaging tool of choice in detecting joint injuries, tumors of the brain and spine, seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis and many forms of cancer.
With the ability to detect a wide variety of diseases and conditions, MRI scanning has become an essential tool of modern medical diagnostic testing.
The Health Services Foundation of the South Shore is very excited and committed to supporting the South Shore Regional Hospital Redevelopment Project. It will have more news to share on its volunteer-led fundraising effort in the coming months.
Manager, Strategic Engagement
Health Services Foundation of the South Shore