March 11, 2019
MAYERTHORPE – Full X-ray services have resumed for patients at the Mayerthorpe Healthcare Centre, following the installation of a new X-ray machine.
The new X-ray machine replaces the previous unit, installed in 2005, which had reached the end of its life cycle.
During the replacement period, a portable X-ray unit was set up at the Mayerthorpe Healthcare Centre for patients requiring an emergency X-ray exam. With installation of the new X-ray machine, all patients requiring a radiography exam will have access to this service at the facility.
X-rays are used to produce images of the structures inside the body, particularly bones, to assist a physician in making a diagnosis.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
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