The MRI Unit was successfully delivered to Dauphin Regional Health Centre (DRHC) on Monday, October 22. Crews from Winnipeg transported a majority of the MRI equipment, including the large magnet, which was the last piece to be carefully placed into the hospital.
Over the next month, the diagnostic equipment will be assembled, connected, and tested to ensure everything is functioning while staff receive extensive training. Then, the MRI is required to complete quality and safety inspections and accreditations before it can become operational. Once these key pieces of the operational plan are completed, it’s anticipated MRI exams for patients will begin in early to mid-December 2018.
Once operational, it’s anticipated about 3,500 MRI exams a year will be completed at DRHC.