Donor Spotlight

Mary McTavish, Past Board Chair, SGH Foundation

Having quicker, easier access to an MRI can greatly improve your life

It was in the winter when my back pain suddenly went worse, shooting down my leg, even causing numbness in my foot.

Neither X-rays nor the CT Scan showed the cause.  My doctor felt an MRI might be helpful. The wait was short-only two weeks, and the staff were very competent. I really felt I was in good hands. It was a little noisy inside, but I wore headphones, and the bigger bore design meant there was lots of room inside.

Even better, my MRI images were placed on a computer disk that I took to Mississauga to show the orthopedic surgeon who'd agreed to operate on my spine. It all went very well.

I hate to think how long I'd have waited for an MRI and an orthopedic surgeon elsewhere. Wait times for an MRI alone in some places like Ottawa are often 6 to 8 weeks. Having this technology in Stratford made a huge difference in my life.

Posted Monday, October 5 2015


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