The majority of patients at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals will interact with laboratory medicine, medical imaging, and pharmacy services.
Diagnostics provides our medical experts with the data they need for patient diagnosis and treatment in every area of care in our hospitals. This essential component of patient care—which includes laboratory medicine, medical imaging, and pharmacy—is equipment-intensive. Your support means our medical professionals can make informed decisions faster.
It all starts with a diagnosis. Rapid and accurate medical assessments at our hospitals are critical for a patient’s chances of recovery and quality of life.
Diagnostics drive more than 60% of all medical decisions
Multidisciplinary teams in the Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals’ integrated diagnostic services are key to early detection and fast, accurate diagnosis. They find answers and give informed treatment direction for any and all health concerns you may have.
- Laboratory medicine encompasses blood work, medical genetics, specimen collection, and transfusion medicine. Every year, over 5.2 million laboratory tests are performed at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals. A powerful branch of medicine, this guides 60-70% of all medical decisions.
- Medical imaging allows radiologists and other physicians to go beneath the surface and quickly assess what is happening inside the body. High-definition images are collected through different diagnostic scans—including CT, MRI, angiography, X-ray, and ultrasound. More than 285,000 medical imaging procedures are performed at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals annually. More than half of all healthcare encounters require medical imaging.
- Pharmacy is fully integrated into the care journey of our patients. The dedicated team of pharmacists, clinicians, and assistants work to streamline treatment and provide education about medication side-effects and how best to manage them for patients.
Innovations in equipment and technology create new ways to diagnose
Every year, technology improves, yielding faster and better diagnostic capability, resulting in greater insight into patient conditions. As this happens, so too does the need to keep our medical professionals equipped with the best tools.
Help us improve early detection and diagnosis for patients
Your donation to diagnostics & pharmacy helps fund the latest diagnostic equipment for our teams as they continue to deliver the highest possible care.
“I lost my first wife and my brother when they were young. Knowing all too well the pain of losing loved ones before their time, I didn’t want my family to go through that. And thanks to Dr. Sobkin and the amazing medical technology that supports his work, they didn’t have to. Today, Liz and I share a wonderful life. We love spending time with our children and six grandkids and I enjoy pursuing my passions of music and art.”
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