Rupert CT Scanner needs replacement
The CT Scanner at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital has been out of service for a while now and it looks like it's an issue not only with the scanner but also geological issues with the area where it's currently housed.
Northern Heath's Diagnostic Services Regional Director Ken Winnig, who's in town for the opening of the new lab next door to the CT scanner says they're analyzing what needs to be done to get a new scanner in place.
"that being said, we're also looking at our options to get this scanner back and running in Rupert as soon as possible, so right now, today, we've got architects on site looking at identifying the options.
It has been reported that the CT scanner is more expensive to fix than to replace.
Replacement estimates range from 350-thousand to one-million dollars.
There are also thoughts that the scanner may have to change location due to the issues with the floor in its current location.