Estimates are putting a PET scanner for Northeastern Ontario about two years away. The $5 million to buy the cancer-detecting device needs to be raised by northern communities and so far $2 million has been raised. The Ministry of Health has promised to install the scanner once all the money is in place at a cost of $1.6 million.

Health Sciences North in Sudbury would house the scanner which would be accessible to all residents in the northeast.

(Written by: Rocco Frangione)