The new MRI unit at Mills Memorial in Terrace has performed its first 500 exams.
Northern Health leaders and staff along the with the Northwest Regional Hospital District celebrated the milestone which has allowed hundreds of residents to get diagnostic imaging closer to home.
Radiologist Dr. Elliot Rapp says a process that used to take months or even years due to travel or cost, can now be done much quicker.
The MRI is expected to do approximately 2,000 scans in its first year of operation. The unit went into service in late August following about 5 months of construction and equipment testing.
Funding for the $2.9 million Terrace MRI project came from:
- Ministry of Health (Province of B.C.) – $1,779,964
- Northwest Regional Hospital District – $1,135,612