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Donors help Delta Hospital secure more vital equipment

3D breast tomosynthesis system has been fully funded
Dr. Kelly MacLean, department head of medical imaging at Delta Hospital is pictured with the new 3D mammography system. Photo courtesy Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation

Thanks to continued donor support Delta Hospital has another vital piece of medical equipment.

The Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation has announced 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 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 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.

“We are excited to partner with the foundation to bring this advanced technology to Delta,” said 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.”

According to the BC Cancer Agency, about one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Regular screening mammograms can find breast cancer early, allowing for more treatment options and a better chance of recovery.

“Our Foundation is so proud to play a role in transforming healthcare in Delta, through funding state-of-the-art equipment,” added executive director Lisa Hoglund. “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.”