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New cardiac CT scan first in Canada (SPH)

The new dedicated cardiac computed tomography (CT) scan, the first of its kind in Canada. (Photo Credit: Hospital News)
The new dedicated cardiac computed tomography (CT) scan, the first of its kind in Canada. (Photo Credit: Hospital News)

A new model of care for cardiac patients at St. Paul’s Hospital has the potential to reduce heart imaging wait times, ease Emergency Department congestion and lower the number of unnecessary hospital admissions.

At the centre of the new approach is a new dedicated cardiac computed tomography (CT) scan, the first of its kind in Canada.

The machine will be the key part of a stand-alone Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic that will benefit patients with earlier prevention and life-saving treatment.

Click here to read the story on Hospital News.

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