The new Medical Imaging Department at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital has opened boasting the latest scanning and imaging technology – including an MRI for the first time in the hospital's history.

Hornsby MP, Matt Kean, and Ku-ring-gai MP, Alister Henskens, officially opened the department which is now double the size of the former unit.

Staff are excited to care for patients in the new department which also has a SPECT scanner, new CTs, ultrasounds and x-rays.

The local community will also benefit from a new orthopantogram (OPG) which allows for dental xrays and a fluoroscopy unit which is used widely for stroke patients to review speech and swallowing.

The $265 million redevelopment of the hospital is progressing well with other departments set to move into the new Clinical Services Building later this year.

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