Katy Gallagher is trumpeting a new Neurosurgical Intra-operative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (IMRI) suite at the hospital:
“The new neurosurgical suite is amongst the most advanced in the country and Canberra Hospital is one of just four hospitals in the Asia-Pacific region- two in China and one in India- to include a movable MRI that allows surgeons to image patients in the operating room during brain surgery,” Ms Gallagher said.
“The new facility is a two-room suite that includes IMRISneuro, which in the hands of the staff and surgeons at Canberra Hospital, will provide patients with the highest standard of treatment and care,” she said.
“The new facility will provide state-of-the-art healthcare in an integrated suite of technology. It includes a five tonne magnet that can be moved into the operating theatre to provide the ability for surgical imaging and evaluation within the operating room.
“It will enable the equipment to be moved around the patient, minimising movement of the patient during brain surgery,” the Minister said.