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Radiology

PEI less reliant on others for DI

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Prince Edward Island is no longer sending X-rays, CT scans or MRIs to Halifax to be read by radiologists, because it now has close to a full complement of radiologists, the CBC Online has reported.

The Island has struggled to get medical imaging tests read in a timely fashion for years, but Jamie MacDonald, manager of diagnostic imaging for the province, said that problem is settled for now.

MacDonald said the province appreciates the help it received from Nova Scotia.
“That’s worked very well in the last couple of years and we certainly appreciated the support we received from the group in Nova Scotia, and that continued support is there if it’s required in the future,” said MacDonald.

Prince Edward Island now has eight radiologists. One of those doctors is leaving soon, but another is arriving in March.


Posted January 27, 2011

 

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