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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Regional To Get New 3T MRI

The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation has announced a campaign to fundraise and donate $1.5 million toward a 3T MRI machine, which would be used by patients throughout New Brunswick.

The $4 million piece of equipment will be purchased jointly by the Province, Horizon, and the Hospital Foundation.

Health Minister Ted Flemming tells CHSJ News it was a perfect funding scenario: it's revenue neutral for the province, and the Foundation agreed to pay the difference.

The 3T MRI will allow doctors to identify diseases in the heart and brain sooner.....and treat them more precisely. The Regional also has a less-powerful 1.5T MRI machine.