Nuclear Medicine Department under construction at KBRH

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Work has begun on a 1.63 million dollar project to redevelop the Nuclear Medicine Department at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, and replace the old nuclear medicine technology.

The work is expected to take roughly 15 weeks, and nuclear medicine testing will be suspended for that time period.

Part of the project is a new SPECT CT Camera, which will provide better images and enhanced patient care.

During construction patents requiring nuclear medicine exams will be directed to Penticton Regional Hospital or alternate facilities, based on their care needs.

Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of, or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, or other disorders.

The project is funded by the Province, IH, and the West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District.