MRi 2 – Thank You for your Support!
Lions Gate Hospital is in desperate need of a second MRI machine.
Thanks to your donations, we now have the funds we need to purchase a second machine and help fund the renovations required to create a new MRI suite.
The radiology team will be able to see more patients, waiting times will be shorter and patients will be able to book appointments closer to home.
We couldn’t have done this without you and we’re truly grateful for your continued support.
The existing MRI unit operates 24/7 and performs more than 8,000 exams a year.
Currently, 50% of patients who need an MRI have to travel Downtown for an appointment. There is a six-month wait time for non-urgent cases.
With a second machine we can increase capacity, reduce stressful wait times and decrease the need for unnecessary travel for local patients.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a high-tech diagnostic tool that uses radio waves and a powerful magnetic field to generate detailed images of organs, tissue, bones, joints and physiological processes.
This minimally-invasive technology allows radiologists to detect and diagnose illness and injury.
MRI is part of a suite of digital imaging technologies in use at LGH. It is particularly effective for diagnosing and monitoring:
- Brain and spinal injuries and disease
- Dementia, epilepsy & multiple sclerosis
- Soft-tissue tumours
- Blood vessel function
- Joint abnormalities and bone infections
With a second MRI in operation at LGH, thousands of patients with debilitating but non life-threatening conditions as well as those, coping with cancer, stroke, brain disorders and major joint injuries will have faster access to diagnosis and treatment.
Help Bring Life-Saving Imaging to the North Shore
The project to expand MRI services at LGH has been boosted by the kindness of George & Annabelle Gaffney. The local couple, who have been actively involved in many charitable endeavours over the years, have donated a leadership gift of $1.5M to get the campaign underway.