Ontario PET scanners idle instead of saving lives: study

Joanne Laucius, The Ottawa Citizen

Cancer coalition slams province for not using machines to potential

There is a widening gap between Ontario and the rest of Canada when it comes to cancer patients' access to a key diagnostic test, says a report on cancer care in Canada.

The Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada's report, which tracks availability of drugs and diagnostics, found that access to positron emission tomography (PET) scans increased throughout Canada, but access in Ontario remained limited.

Canadians are experiencing care that is inconsistent, unfair and ineffective, said the report.

Ottawa Citizen

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