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X-Rays guide doctors in all types of patient treatment plans, from broken bones, to COVID-19, to surgical accuracy – quality images require the latest technology.

Patient care is a top priority for me and my colleagues at Eagle Ridge Hospital, and the quality of care we are known for is something that makes us all proud. We want to ensure our team of doctors and staff have the most updated and reliable tools to reach your diagnosis quickly and save lives.

Nearly 80% of patients visiting the Emergency Department will need diagnostic imaging to assess their injury or illness. Diagnostic tools such as digital mobile X-Ray machines provide ‘pictures’ of the body to tell us the story of what is going on inside. X-Rays guide doctors in all types of patient treatment plans, from broken bones, to COVID-19, to surgical accuracy – quality images require the latest technology.

Our current mobile X-Ray unit, which is shared among the various teams, is outdated and uses traditional film cassettes. These cassettes require processing time and provide images on traditional X-Ray film, resulting in poor image quality and delayed diagnosis. For bedside X-Rays, staff must transport heavy and bulky film cassettes to and from patient rooms to the Medical Imaging Department for processing…taking up valuable time that we don’t have.

In order to serve our growing patient population and eliminate delays in processing X-Rays, Eagle Ridge Hospital needs two new digital mobile X-Ray units, which will be able to perform bedside images in real time and keep patients and staff safe. Patients will not need to move throughout the hospital, which is especially important with patients who are immobile and also prevents the spread of contagious viruses, such as COVID-19.

It is my privilege to serve this exceptional community, and I want you to have the healthcare we deserve. Join me and donate to our campaign to help purchase two new digital mobile X-Ray units, costing $247,137 each. These machines will ensure that our dedicated team has the best life-saving tools available to care for you and your loved ones, close to home.

With deep gratitude,

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Dr. Amit Ahuja, MD, FRCPC
Radiology Physician Lead, Medical Imaging
Eagle Ridge Hospital

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