The Hospital

VGH is one of two acute care facilities that are part of Vancouver Hospital & Health Sciences Centre. It is the major patient care, teaching and research hospital in British Columbia, Canada. VGH is a 950-bed facility offering a full spectrum of medical and surgical services, ranging from community outreach programs for the citizens of Vancouver to specialized tertiary services for the people of B.C. The hospital has been accredited as a
Level I Trauma Centre in British Columbia.

The Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre brings together Vancouver General Hospital’s (VGH) outpatient care services – including specialty clinics, along with medical education, physician teaching clinics and research – at one site. The Diamond Health Care Centre benefits an estimated 600,000 patients each year and is a valuable part of Vancouver Coastal Health's commitment to medical education, research and patient-centred care.

The Department

The Department of Radiology is located on the ground floor of the Jim Pattison Pavilion South. We are immediately adjacent the emergency department and the operating rooms and intensive care units are located on the floor above.

The department has twenty-seven staff radiologists all of whom have academic appointments with the University of British Columbia. Many members have cross appointments with other university departments with whom they closely collaborate.

Just under a quarter of a million examinations per year are performed. Equipment includes: Two GE helical CT scanners with multitrack capacity. One 16 track and Two 64 track Siemans along with One Siemans Dual Energry scanner located adjacement to the ER department. Two GE 1.5 T MRI scanners are on site. Two bone densitometry units are present within the division of nuclear medicine. A PACS system is used hospital wide.

The City

Vancouver is the largest city in the province of British Columbia, is situated in the southwestern corner of Canada. The city is consitantly ranked as one of the top 5 most desired places in the world to live.

It is located approximately 40 kilometres north of the Washington State border and is surrounded on three sides by water - Burrard Inlet to the north, the Straight of Georgia and the north arm of the Fraser River to the south.

The view to the north is of the nearby coastal mountains rising to the height of 3,048 metres. Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city of 1.8 million situated at the mouth of the mighty Fraser River. Bounded to the north by majestic mountains, the city is one of the most visited cities in the World.

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