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Kalgoorlie Health Campus Moves Forward With MRI

By August 18, 2020No Comments

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology will arrive in the Goldfields region for the first time with Siemens Healthcare Pty Ltd awarded the contract to supply and install an MRI machine at the Kalgoorlie Health Campus.

The availability of an MRI machine in the region, a McGowan Government election commitment, will provide residents with timely access to this diagnostic service closer to home, without the added cost and disruption of travelling to Perth.

In 2019, almost 600 patients from the Goldfields accessed the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme to travel almost 1,200 kilometres on a round trip to Perth to receive MRI services.

Siemens Healthcare Pty Ltd will supply and install a 1.5T Magnetom Sola MRI machine which has the unique ability to perform remote scanning of patients.

This feature allows technologists who are based in Perth or other regional sites to connect to the machine and provide real time technical support and training.

The tender to build the $6.27 million Kalgoorlie Health Campus Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) suite has been awarded to ACorp Construction, with site possession expected to occur in mid-August.