Health and Community Services
June 5, 2018

Media Advisory: Minister Haggie to Attend Grand Opening of New 3 T MRI at Health Sciences Centre

The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, will attend the grand opening of a new 3 T MRI at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, June 6).

Minister Haggie will be joined by Ken Baird, Vice President of Eastern Health; Jocelyn Perry, Vice Chair of the Health Care Foundation’s Board of Directors; and Dr. Rick Bhatia, Clinical Chief, Diagnostic Imaging, Eastern Health.

MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed images of a patient’s body. The 3 T model will operate at twice the normal strength, generating higher quality images in less time.

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Media contact
Emily Timmins
Health and Community Services
709-729-6986, 693-1292
EmilyTimmins@gov.nl.ca

2018 06 05                              2:25 p.m.