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Life. My husband Lee made it brighter, my children made it adventurous and
cheerful, my six grandchildren made it hopeful. And just like that, with no apparent
reason, cancer almost took it. Life – a strong, complicated, delicate thing.
– Jill, Medical Imaging Patient
Computed Tomography (CT)
The newest CT scanners make diagnosis faster and more accurate. Because of donors like you, a patient will receive care that’s tailored for their needs. Surgeries and procedures that used to pose a risk to a patient can now be done with almost no risk at all.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
An MRI scan helps clinicians determine what’s going on inside a patient’s body. These images — of organs, tissues, and the skeletal system — are so detailed they transform patient care.
Ultrasound technology makes use of sound waves to produce high-quality diagnostic images that show what’s happening inside a patient’s body. With ultrasounds, clinicians can observe in real-time a wide range of symptoms, including pain, blood clots, and abnormal growths.
As patients prepare to undergo a possibly life-altering procedure, they trust our Surgical Services teams at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals to do their finest work with the latest, most innovative tools.
Echocardiography Cardiologists in echocardiography conduct and analyse ultrasounds of the heart and its blood vessels — assessing their structure, function, and overall performance for diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular patients.
X-Ray And Fluoroscopy
General Radiography uses X-rays to create still images of the inside of a patient’s body. These images are interpreted by doctors, known as radiologists, to detect and diagnose a variety of medical conditions.
Mammography is a medical imaging method using low-energy X-rays to visualize breast tissue. These images detect early signs of breast diseases, particularly breast cancer.
Nuclear medicine is used to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. Compounds containing a tiny amount of radioactivity, called pharmaceuticals, are administered by injection, inhalation, or ingestion.
Interventional Angiography Systems allow care teams to see inside blood vessels and internal organs. A small catheter is placed into a blood vessel and X-ray dye is injected through it so clinicians can assess the blood vessel for abnormalities.
Endoscopy is a procedure in which an endoscope — a long, slender, flexible instrument equipped with a light and camera — is inserted into openings, like the mouth, to allow clinicians visual access to otherwise inaccessible areas of the body.
The renal unit at RJH is the main dialysis centre for all hemodialysis patients on Vancouver Island. Dialysis is for patients whose kidneys are not working effectively to eliminate waste and excess fluids.
Our neurosciences and rehabilitation teams care for people who require brain or spinal treatment, and those with rehabilitation needs after illness, injury, or surgery. They treat a range of conditions, including trauma, epilepsy, tumours, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.
Victoria General Hospital (VGH) is the referral centre for maternity and pediatrics on Vancouver Island. Expertise includes perinatal services, maternity care, a general pediatrics unit, and one of BC’s four high-level neonatal intensive care (NICU) and pediatric intensive care (PICU) units.