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3D mammography system now available

February 21, 2024
NEW 3D BREAST TOMOSYNTHESIS AT THE DELTA HOSPITAL CAMPUS OF CARE THANKS TO DONORS OF DELTA HOSPITAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH FOUNDATION

Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation is pleased to announce the arrival of the new 3D breast tomosynthesis system fully funded through donor support.

 

Delta Hospital provides screening and diagnostic mammography to examine and diagnose breast tissue health and screen for breast cancer. The new 3D breast tomosynthesis system will work in tandem with the existing 2D system located in the Peter C. and Elizabeth Toigo Diagnostic Services Building. The new 3D mammography system, produces sharper, higher-resolution images and provides a more comfortable mammography experience for diagnostic patients. 3D breast tomosynthesis has been proven to detect more invasive cancers than 2D, especially for patients with increased tissue density. This state-of-the-art technology serves to better assist in early detection of breast cancer, when it is most treatable.  This system has significantly enhanced mammography technology at the Delta Hospital Campus of Care.

 

“We are excited to partner with the foundation to bring this advanced technology to Delta,” says Cathy Wiebe, Executive Director, Delta and White Rock/South Surrey Health Services and Delta and Peace Arch hospitals. “This new 3D mammography system is an important advancement in breast care for our community and will provide patients with the latest technology to support diagnosis.”

 

“Our Foundation is so proud to play a role in transforming healthcare in Delta, through funding state-of-the-art equipment,” says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. “With the incredible, continued support from our donors, we can ensure that our community has access to advanced technology in medical imaging close to home.”

According to the BC Cancer Agency, about 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Regular screening mammograms can find breast cancer early, allowing for more treatment options and a better chance of recovery. The new 3D Mammography system will provide patients in Delta and the surrounding communities with advanced imaging technology and a more comfortable experience.