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Abbotsford hospital gets new child-friendly chair for medical imaging

Equipment helps to more safely and efficiently position pediatric patients
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A new child-friendly chair is now in place in the medical imaging department at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Submitted photo)

A patient-friendly chair has arrived in the medical imaging department at Abbotsford Regional Hospital (ARH).

The new state-of-the-art equipment provides radiology professionals a more efficient, innovative and child-friendly way to safely position pediatric patients when they come in for their medical imaging visits.

The equipment was funded by Lorena Redekop and the late John Redekop.

The Pedia Poser chair helps to place patients as close as possible to the imaging detector without any discomfort, thereby minimizing retakes and reducing radiation exposure.

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Carmen Koop, X-ray supervisor of medical imaging, said the X-ray department at ARH sees many children each day.

”It is often a scary thing for a child to be in the hospital and to have an X-ray. With the addition of the Pedia Poser chair, it allows us to immobilize medium size pediatric patients quickly and safely,” she said.

The donation was made through the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, which raises money for vital equipment and programs. It serves Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs.

To support similar projects, contact Dr. Jassal at 778-552-5117 or email Lakhbir.Jassal@fraserhealth.ca. Visit fvhcf.ca for more information.



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