Improved Access to Breast Cancer Screening in Quesnel
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.”