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Improved Access to Breast Cancer Screening in Quesnel

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(l-r): Debbie Strang NH Health Services Administrator; Julie Carlson, Integris; Coralee Oakes, MLA; Sheri Coles, Integris/Quesnel Women’s Fall Challenge – photo courtesy Northern Health

Quesnel, B.C. – Great news for those needing a mammogram in Quesnel.

The provincial government has provided $1.02 million for a digital mammography machine at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital.

A further $387,000 raised by local stakeholders paid for the following enhancements:

  • Ultrasound machine: $181,000 – Integris Support Your Girls
  • Tomosynthesis: $178,163 – Quesnel Women’s Fall Challenge
  • Picture Archive Communications System: $28,000 – Quesnel Women’s Fall Challenge

“The new mammography unit is the latest on the market, using direct digital technology to provide both screening exams and diagnostic breast x-ray exams,” says Northern Health. “This delivers quick image acquisition and less discomfort for the patient, allowing for a better overall paint experience.”


This unit should have been in place years ago.


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