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The researches find that the The new PET/CT scanner is in open to patients at Windsor Regional Hospital following months of planning and several weeks of technical preparation and staff training. Therefore The installation of the new state-of-the-art machine at the Met Campus is celebrate on Thursday. Because The local scanner means hundreds of patients in Windsor and Essex County no longer have to travel hundreds of kilometres to hospitals in London, Hamilton; Mississauga and elsewhere.

The new PET/CT scanner

proud to officially open our PET/CT scanner facility;” said Monica Staley Liang, regional vice president, cancer services;  renal; patient relations and legal affairs. “Today is the culmination of many months of hard work in planning for the installation; training and opening involving physicians and staff from multiple departments and teams.”

81-year-old Eric Hands will be the first patient for the PET/CT scanner. “I’m so excited; I can’t wait to get in there;” said Hands on Thursday. The PET/CT scans; long the standard for helping diagnose cancers; will support some 600 patients a year in the Windsor-Essex region and beyond. The machinery is put into place in late April inside a trailer that is now attache to the adjacent Cancer Centre on the south side of Met Campus.

Multiple departments and teams

“This is an important initiative for hospital care in Windsor and we would like to thank the government of Ontario for their approval and findung of this project;” said David Musyj, WRH President and CEO. “They are please they are able to come up with an interim solution to accommodate this new scanner until it can be place in a permanent home inside a new state-of-art acute care hospital when it is construct.”

The city did previously have a PET/CT scanner but it was privately-owned and it closed in 2016 after the province denied a funding request to pay for urgent repairs. Thursday also marked the final chemotherapy session for Windsor city councillor Fred Francis. The Ward 1 councillor was diagnosed with Nodular Sclerosis Hodgkin’s Lymphoma late in 2018 and has had 12 chemotherapy sessions.

The final chemotherapy

Francis tells AM800 News being a patient has showed him the need for a new hospital in the region and he applauds the opening of the new PET/CT scanner that will prevent him from travelling up the 401 for follow-up tests. A PET-CT scan combines a CT scan and a PET scan. It gives detailed information about your cancer. The CT scan takes a series of x-rays from all around your body; and puts them together to create a 3 dimensional (3D) picture.