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Children’s Hospital Gets New Imaging Equipment After Donations

January 17, 2013 7:00 AM | News

Children's Hospital FoundationThe Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba has purchased a Dual-Energy X-Ray Absortiometry (DXA) thanks to two generous corporate donations.

RE/MAX and Dairy Queen donated more than $150,000 to the Manitoba Institute of Child Health (MICH), the research division of the foundation.

The imaging tool allows doctors and researchers to assess bone density and body composition in a non-invasive manner. The procedure allows for the accurate measurement of bone mineral content, bone mineral density, and body composition.

Prior to the new DXA, arriving researchers at MICH were performing 300 to 500 scans annually on a machine that was outdated and at its end of life.

“Having this machine enables our researcher access to a diagnostic tool that allows them to participate in research on a national forum,” said DXA technician Jeannine Schellenberg.

RE/MAX’s donation came from the 90% of realtors that donated a portion of their commissions.