I recently attended the official opening of the new combined Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computed Tomography (CT) scanner at Price of Wales Hospital with the Minister for Health and Medical Research, Jillian Skinner.
The $6.5 million scanner will be available to both adult and paediatric patients across NSW who are referred to receive treatment at the three public hospitals on the Randwick Hospitals Campus – Prince of Wales, Royal Hospital for Women and Sydney Children’s Hospital.
The scanner will allow greater accuracy in diagnosis of cancer and coronary heart disease and will avoid unnecessary radiation exposure in patients.
With the introduction of this state-of-the-art scanner, the Randwick Hospitals Campus continues to live up to its reputation for providing the high quality treatment with up-to-date technology to patients from across NSW.
The introduction of the scanner also demonstrates the commitment of the NSW Government to enhance patient outcomes by our ongoing work to provide the best quality equipment in treating patients.
The combined CT/PET scanner is acknowledged as the highest level of clinical diagnostic technology available, and I’m very pleased that patients in our community will be able to access this technology right here in Randwick.