The Northern Lights Regional Health Centre is getting a new MRI scanner.
Alberta Health Services says installations will start this week, expected to be finished in early November.
This machine gives healthcare providers a window inside the human body. It can be used for checking for injuries, diseases, anomalies of the brain and spinal cord, as well as look for tumors and cysts across the body.
It will also increase the speed of scanning, enhance patient comfort during procedures, and improve the quality of images.
The new scanner will replace the current machine which was installed 11-years ago.
Over the next few weeks, AHS says MRI exams won’t be available at the NLRHC. All patients who had appointments have been contacted and have already rescheduled.
The new scanner is expected to be operational by November 5.