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New prostate scanner to be used soon

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

New prostate scanner to be used soon

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THE $58 000 prostate ultrasound scanner donated to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital six months ago by the Barbados Cancer Society should soon be put to use.

Two weeks ago the SUNDAY SUN carried an article indicating that the machine, used in the detection of prostate cancer, had never been used.

A source had pointed out that QEH technicians had said they could not get the machine started. Technicians were then brought in from Trinidad and left detailed operating instructions.

In an update, Julie Carrington, corporate communications specialist at the QEH, said the machine would be put to use as soon as the QEH’s screening clinic is “up and running”. (MB)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.