A new era in medical imaging: Grand River Hospital unveils a state-of-the-art nuclear medicine suite

A new era in medical imaging: Grand River Hospital unveils a state-of-the-art nuclear medicine suite

In a landmark moment for cutting-edge healthcare in our communities, Grand River Hospital is proud to announce the opening of a new nuclear medicine suite along with newly renovated facilities across our medical imaging program. This project has been years in the making. At the heart of this extensive renovation project is the state-of-the-art nuclear medicine suite and a brand new, second MRI machine, to improve access to diagnostic care for our communities. This work is a testament to the hospital's commitment to providing the latest advancements in diagnostic imaging to our patients.

One of the key highlights of this work is the addition of a second MRI machine, funded by community donors, adding a new dimension to the hospital's diagnostic capabilities. The new MRI is equipped with the latest imaging technologies, allowing for more precise and detailed scans, leading to improved diagnostics and treatment planning.  

Members of Grand River Hospital's medical imaging team celebrate the opening of the new nuclear medicine suite with donors whose generous support made this project possible.

The hospital has also invested in upgraded equipment including two new x-ray units, and a brand new CT scanner, reinforcing its commitment to providing timely and efficient imaging services. These units are designed to meet the growing demand for diagnostic imaging while maintaining the highest standards of safety and quality. 

Natisha Lal is the integrated director of medical imaging at both Grand River and St. Mary’s General Hospitals. Natisha is enthusiastic about the completion of this ambitious project, stating, "The opening of our new nuclear medicine suite and the overall renovation of the medical imaging department is a significant milestone for Grand River. This complex and multi-year project involved many teams from across the hospital. It’s a true example of living our value of courage to start, heart to finish.”

These enhancements underscore our commitment to providing the best possible care to our patients by investing and ensuring our facilities are up-to-date and we’re using the latest diagnostic technology. The nuclear medicine suite will not only enhance our diagnostic capabilities but also enable us to offer more personalized and effective treatment plans for our patients.

Like most hospital equipment, these new x-ray machines, the CT scanner, and the MRI machine, are funded through donations made to Grand River Hospital Foundation. The new nuclear medicine suite was unveiled in November to a small group of donors whose support — a generous $1.3 million — made this work possible. 

Not only does our communities’ generosity make it possible to enhance hospital spaces and update technology to enhance patient care, but when you donate to Grand River Hospital Foundation, you’re also giving us the ability to plan ahead for our communities’ future. As we continue on transformational journeys like this one throughout the hospital, your support makes it possible to invest in equipment, renovations, and innovation to offer more diagnostic services and treatments locally and to elevate the care we provide today and in the future. 

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