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In 1987, he and colleagues from Cité de la santé hospital opened Canada's first private computed tomography scan clinic. Long before the private-public debate, this was momentous, but sparked little outcry.**********
In fact, he stumbled into private practice. As head of radiology at the hospital, he was pushing for a CT scanner but was told that it would take between two and three years for the government to process the request.
Outraged, Dr. Ouellet and others in the department bought the CT scanner and contracted their services to the hospital. The workers compensation board and provincial automobile insurance board also signed contracts.
“Rather than wait six months for a scan at a hospital, we provided them in a couple of days,” Dr. Ouellet said.
"It took five years for the hospital to get a CT scanner, which speaks volumes," he said.
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