Vector Projects Group has begun work to renovate the Computed Tomography (CT) scan suite at the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital.
The total project cost is expected to be approximately $1 million and funded by the Province of B.C., North West Regional Hospital District and Northern Health. It is expected the project will be completed in spring 2014.
Vector Projects Group, based out of Kelowna, B.C., is a medium-sized general contracting firm with considerable experience building in northern and rural locations. In August, they completed the Temporary Medical Clinic project in Queen Charlotte as part of the Haida Gwaii Hospital Replacement Project.
CT scans in Prince Rupert are currently available at a temporary location in the basement of the hospital. The temporary CT suite will continue providing services in a safe, high quality environment during the renovations. After the renovations are completed the CT scanner will be relocated back to its original, permanent location in the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital
CT scanning is useful to get a very detailed 3-D image of certain parts of the body, such as soft tissues, the pelvis, blood vessels, the lungs, the brain, abdomen, and bones.