A revolutionary piece of technology set to be installed at the Gold Coast’s newest radiology clinic has been delivered more than 16,000km
A GOLD Coast Radiology clinic has received its latest piece of equipment from more than 16,000km away.
The 3T wide bore MRI machine was delivered by crane to Qscan Radiology Clinics in Upper Coomera early this morning, airfreighted all the way from Holland.
The machine represents a total investment of $6 million by Qscan, and will be installed ahead of the clinic’s opening in early September.
Director of Qscan Group Dr Hal Rice said the delivery had been fast tracked by the Federal Government as part of a $375 million program.
“Upper Coomera is a flourishing community who normally would have to travel a long way to access high quality medical services such as these, so to have it right in their backyard will be a real asset,” he said.
“They will be able to get CT, x-ray, ultrasound and now the latest MRI technology right in their backyard.”
The MRI licence program will see 50 new Medicare funded MRI facilities opening across Australia.
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen was on site to see the machine delivered, and said it was a reflection of his “commitment to the health of residents across Forde”.
“I understand the importance of these facilities for families facing the travel and stress of dealing with serious medical conditions,” he said.
“It’s important that people in Upper Coomera have access to these lifesaving, Medicare-supported scans.”
Brianna Morris-Grant, Gold Coast Bulletin