Abbotsford Programs & Projects

CT Scanner: $1,000,000.00

What is a CT Scanner?

A computerized tomography (CT) scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images, or “slices”, of the  bones, blood
vessels and soft tissues inside your body. CT scan images provide more detailed information than plain X-rays do.

Why might you have a CT Scan? 

A CT scan has many uses, but is particularly well-suited to quickly examine peoples who may have internal injuries from car accidents or other types of trauma. In addition to trauma, CT is frequently used to diagnose strokes.  A CT scan can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body and is used to diagnose disease, cancer or
injury as well as to plan medical, surgical or radiation treatment.

  • Pinpoint the location of an infection, tumour or blood clot.
  • Monitor the efficacy of particular treatments ex: cancer treatments.
  • Diagnose bone and muscle disorders, such as bone fractures and tumours.
  • Guide procedures such as a biopsy, surgery and radiation therapy.
  • Identify and monitor diseases and conditions such as cancer, lung nodules, liver masses and heart disease.
  • Find internal bleeding and internal injuries.

Statement of Support from Fraser Health

“CT scan images provide more detailed information than plain X-rays do. CT assists in the medical
management of a patient with acute injury and stroke, by guiding treatment in patients with cancer and by helping to determine if surgeries are necessary.

Both of our scanners at Abbotsford are near end of life and both require replacement.  In order to continue to support ARH as a trauma designated site, our association with BC Cancer, our inpatients, and the communities of Abbotsford and Mission, new scanners with improved technology are required.  This will ensure quality of care for our patients.  Current state-of the-art CT scanners are faster and have technologies to greatly reduce radiation dose and improve image quality.’”

Bernice Oxley

Operations Director, Lower Mainland Medical Imaging 

The CT Scanner will cost $2,500,000-$4,000,000 including renovation costs.  Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation has made a commitment to raise $1,000,000in support of this endeavour. Fraser Health will be responsible for all aspects of planning, design, engineering and construction of the project.

Project renovations will begin in FALL 2018 and are scheduled to be completed by SUMMER 2019.