QCH Foundation is raising funds to purchase new 3D mammography technology. We need your full support!
Queensway Carleton Hospital needs to purchase new Mammography technology to optimize the breast screening and detection program that is operating non-stop, in the Shirley E. Greenberg Breast Imaging Suite.
QCH plays an important role in the Ontario Breast Screening Program, and runs approximately 7500 mammograms per year! The current mammography machine, purchased in 2009 (8 years old) is used 6 out of 7 days per week (most recently, 7 days per week), every week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 25 breast exams are conducted daily.
New 3D Mammography machine and technology will allow for the increase of screenings that are projected to be over the original forecast by 500 to 700 people over volume. The new mammography unit will provide many new features that include 3D Tomosynthesis. Tomosynthesis captures multiple image slices and is extremely beneficial for detecting small or early cancer – earlier, better detection results in positive outcomes. The hi-res quality of the 3D imaging of the breast is similar to that of a CT scan.
Learn more: mammography flyer (PDF)
Mammography stories at QCH
Read about Brenda’s story here.
Read more about Jenn’s story here.