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Changes to visitor restrictions at IWK Health

Halifax: Due to the rising number of active COVID-19 cases in the Halifax metro area and concerns about community spread, IWK Health is making changes to our support person restrictions effective immediately (Thursday, Nov. 26.)

Differences in physical layout of areas where care is provided may impact our ability to practice appropriate physical distancing. Because of this we are taking a location-by-location approach to support person restrictions.

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State-of-the-Art MRI Helping IWK Patients and Families

A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner is now in operation at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. 

Government invested $6.9 million to purchase the new MRI scanner and complete associated renovations. The new equipment replaces an aging scanner.

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Handheld ultrasound leads to safer, more accurate diagnosis in IWK ED

 Halifax: Handheld ultrasound, a point-of-care, portable ultrasound device, which is now in use in the IWK Health Emergency Department (ED) is leading to better diagnosis and safer patients in these times of COVID-19. The Butterfly iQ is a handheld ultrasound device which produces pictures of the inside of the body that can be viewed on a cell phone or tablet. It helps emergency doctors make diagnoses and assist in performing procedures.

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