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Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation is pleased to announce the arrival of the Radio-Fluroscopic C-Arm Unit (also known as the C-Arm) which was funded by their generous and loyal donors launched at their golf fundraiser – the Century Group Delta Health Classic. This portable C-Arm unit is located in the new Peter C. and Elizabeth Toigo Diagnostic Services Building and will be used in Delta Hospital’s busy operating rooms – one of the highest volume day surgery sites in the Fraser Health region.
During medical procedures, it’s important to have detailed medical imaging. The new C-Arm at the Delta Hospital Campus of Care allows surgeons to perform procedures in real time with better outcomes for patients. It gets its name from its C-shaped arm, connected to an x-ray source on one end and a detector on the other. It will be used for orthopedic surgeries as well as urology procedures which have both seen a steady increase in cases at Delta Hospital this past year.
For orthopedic surgeries, this portable x-ray unit provides real time images for the surgeon as they are operating. For uroglogy procedures, the C-arm provides fluoroscopic imaging for live imaging of kidney or bladder function.
“We are all very grateful for the support that we have received from Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation and the community of Delta over the years,” says Dr. Matt Lewington, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Delta Hospital. “It is so important to have up-to-date, state-of-the-art equipment so that people from the community can stay in the community for treatment. This new C-arm provides the latest technology and has a very low radiation dose which is safer for patients. It is also significantly more reliable which will allow us to perform more surgeries, more accurately.”
“As Delta continues to grow, it’s important to have equipment and services to meet the health needs of the people living here and in surrounding communities,” says Cathy Wiebe, Executive Director, Delta and White Rock/South Surrey Health Services and Delta and Peace Arch hospitals. “I would like to thank supporters of the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation for making it possible to provide our staff and medical staff with state-of-the-art equipment so we can provide the best care possible to our patients.”
“The Foundation is so proud to play a role in transforming healthcare in Delta as we help to provide our healthcare workers with the very best equipment possible,” says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. “With the incredible, continued support from our donors, we can ensure the best healthcare possible for our community.”