Mary McTavish, Past Board Chair, SGH Foundation
Having quicker, easier access to an MRI can greatly improve your life
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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