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PET Scanner Funding Receives Boost

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The fundraising pace has picked up since the province announced a PET scanner for Northeastern Ontario last week.

The province will pay the 1.6 million dollar annual operating costs, once residents of the northeast raise the money to buy the scanner.

Up until last week’s announcement only 800-thousand dollars had been raised over several years for the cancer-detecting equipment.

But since then, the drive has topped one million dollars as more donations start pouring in.

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The scanner will cost 3.5 to four million dollars.

It would be housed at the Health Sciences North hospital in Sudbury.

Once the PET Scanner is installed patients who would normally require travel to large city centres like Toronto would have access closer to home, here in the Northeast.

Story by: Rocco Frangione

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