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What We Fund - Equipment

While most people would prefer not to think about children in life-threatening situations, specialists at the Alberta Children’s Hospital know that being ready for health emergencies, with the right people, right training, and the right equipment – helps them to save lives. Community support enables our specialists to access the best, least invasive and most accurate technology available to ensure that kids in our community receive the very best care.


WWF Program Squares_DNAsequencer.jpgNext Generation DNA Sequencer technology that is providing faster answers to genetic and diagnostic questions that used to take years to solve. The Alberta Children’s Hospital is the first in Canada to use a DNA test and next-generation technology to screen for every known genetic disorder – 4,800 DNA tests – all at once!

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WWF equipment Squares_3T.jpg3T MRI - Western Canada’s first 3-Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner within a children’s hospital, a state-of-the-art radiation-free technology that holds twice the power of the conventional MRI. The 3T MRI is helping revolutionize the field of imaging by enabling our specialists to see not only how a child’s brain is structured, but also exactly how it is functioning.

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WWF Program Squares_ROSA.jpgRobotic Stereotactic Assistant (ROSA) - a high tech piece of equipment used to perform brain surgery on children. Using ROSA, specialists have a less invasive way to map children’s brains and pinpoint specific areas to target during surgery. Since the arrival of the ROSA in 2014, neurosurgeons at the Alberta Children’s Hospital have more than doubled the number of operations they perform annually to help kids with epilepsy.

WWF equipment Squares_HD cameras.jpgHigh-definition minimally-invasive surgical camera systems – Special cameras essential to performing minimally invasive surgery. With such small incisions, surgeons rely on cameras to guide them and help navigate inside the body. These cameras enable them to see every vein, every organ and every piece of tissue as if they were looking with their own eyes. 

ECLS - Meet Lexxie!ECLS - Extracorporeal Life Support

Thanks to support from generous people like you, our specialists at the hospital have been able purchase such life-saving equipment called Extracorporeal Life Support and it’s giving some of our most critically-ill children a chance at survival they wouldn’t have had otherwise.

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What we fund - transportPediatric Critical Care Transport Program

Nearly 76,000 times a year, a child is rushed to the Emergency Department at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in need of specialized medical care, and in more than 220 of those cases, the Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team is charged with transporting these kids back to the Alberta Children’s Hospital safely, either by ground ambulance, fixed wing airplane or helicopter.

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