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
“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
Prince Edward Island now has eight radiologists. One of those doctors is
leaving soon, but another is arriving in March.
Posted January 27, 2011