-15.5 C
Fort St. John
Friday, January 18, 2019
Tel: 250-787-7100
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Dawson Creek & District Hospital receives new digital mammography machine

Advertisement

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Northern Health and the BC Cancer Agency announced that there is now improved access for mammography screening in Northeast BC with the addition of a new digital mammography machine at Dawson Creek & District Hospital.

The technology cost was $1,042,316. The funding helped upgrade IT equipment and also helped renovate the space for the new unit. Funding was provided by the Province of B.C.

“I am pleased to see these funds come to our hospital for upgrades to our mammography equipment,” said Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier. “This improved system will help with better early detection and ultimately help save lives.”

The new machine uses direct digital technology to provide screening exams as well as diagnostic breast x-ray exams. This helps deliver better images and cause less discomfort for the patient.

- Advertisement -

The renovations that were completed provide a relaxing atmosphere for mammography clients including a change area with lockable drawers so patients can keep valuables safe. There is also a dedicated cooling system that helps keep a comfortable temperature in the exam room.

get the latest news in your inbox

Author

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Local Events

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Must Read

Tumbler Ridge hosts Annual Winter Carnival

TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C.- Is home to the week-long celebration of winter, there are planned daily events that offer something for everybody to do. The Winter Carnival...