The 1.5T MRI – the gold standard of medical imaging – has double the strength of our current MRIs. It provides extremely clear and vivid images – ideal for seeing the minute details that are crucial to diagnosis. Shorter scan times help maximize patient comfort, improving efficiency without compromising quality.
The 1.5T MRI will help our team care for patients throughout North York General, including: improving the ability to assess and plan treatments for orthopaedic conditions; better diagnosing life-changing illnesses such as breast, colorectal and prostate cancer; pinpointing minor (but critical) neurological changes in patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis; and more accurately seeing damaged cardiac tissue, so that we can more accurately diagnose coronary heart disease and intervene.
NYGH treats over 420,000 patients each year. Over 75,000 of those patients will rely on MRIs to diagnose and treat life-changing diseases. We are raising $6 million to ensure patients and families have access to earlier diagnosis, treatment, and more positive health outcomes. With your help, we will bring a new 1.5T MRI to NYGH, giving patients in our community access to this incredible technology – right here in their own backyards.