Shriners Hospitals are Revolutionizing Child Health Care

Shriners hospital gets new scanning technology

A boy undergoes a 3D skeletal scan at the Shriners hospital. (March 17, 2011)
A boy undergoes a 3D skeletal scan at the Shriners hospital. (March 17, 2011)

MONTREAL — Doctors at the Shriners Hospital in Montreal are showing off a new 3D imaging system that will help diagnosis children with skeletal problems.

The imaging system is fast, taking just 20 seconds to complete a full scan of a patient.

It also uses much less radiation than a standard chest X-ray.

Dr. Jean Ouellet, an orthopedic surgeon, says that alone is revolutionary.

“When you think about it, there’s the equivalent of a simple X-ray, a tenth of a dose, and we’re getting images that are better than a CT scan,” said Dr. Ouellet.

The image produced by the scanner is three-dimensional, which will greatly assist doctors trying to diagnose scoliosis or other bone problems in children.

Money for the scanner was raised by the Ladies of the Oriental Shrine, the women’s division of the Shriners.

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Published in: on March 18, 2011 at 7:29 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. Tengo una niña con paralisis cerebral y requiere de aparatos para caminar solisito el apoyo para que la revisen por que al parecer requiere de una operacion en el pie izquierdo sin mas por el momento espero sus comemtarios

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