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A CT scan with a difference

EVERY six hours a child or young person in Australia receives the devastating news they have cancer, turning the life of their entire family upside down.

In an effort to raise vital funds for these young cancer patients, Regional Imaging teamed up with Redkite during February, donating $2 from every CT scan done at its clinics in Hobart during that month to the charity.

Redkite will use the funds to continue providing emotional, financial and educational support to children and young people with cancer, as well as the families who care for them.

Regional manager Sally Williams said supporting an organisation that helped families cope with cancer diagnosis and treatment was a real source of pride for Regional Imaging.

“At Regional Imaging, our low-dose CT scanning technology delivers some of the fastest, most detailed 2D and 3D images of the body possible,” she said.

“Every CT scan we did in February will be helping young patients who are facing major health challenges.

“It’s a great way to support the community and the work Redkite is doing.”

CT scanning is a high-tech, non-invasive imaging technique that provides a clear insight into bones, tissues, arteries and veins.

With CT images, radiologists can quickly and accurately visualise problems, ensuring effective treatment plans can be put into place sooner.

Redkite general manager fundraising Tatiana Isaacs said the partnership with Regional Imaging and the February campaign were vital to the charity’s ability to meet the growing demand for its services.

“Redkite does not receive any government funding and it’s only because of the generosity of supporters like Regional Imaging that we can provide critical financial and emotional support to families from day one,” she said.

“We cannot thank Regional Imaging and its patients enough for not only their financial contribution, but also for increasing the awareness of our services to help ensure that no family in Australia faces cancer alone.”

For more information about Redkite, visit www.redkite.org.au.

Caption: Cancer patient Hughy with his teddy.