New mammography unit gives faster, better images

The $1.2 million for the unit plus renovations to its room came from the provincial government and its Breast Health Strategy initiative.

  • Nov. 7, 2016 8:00 p.m.

Chief mammographer Renita Fraess

The new mammography unit is the newest diagnostic equipment at Mills Memorial Hospital.

The $1.2 million for the unit plus renovations to the room came from the provincial government as part of its Breast Health Strategy initiative.

Compared to the old unit, it is digital which provides an instantaneous image instead of waiting on film, plus it’s much more sensitive for a better image and better results.

It gives the best image right in the moment, said interim health services administrator Suzanne Campbell.

The technicians who do mammograms received training for the new machine from a trainer who came here recently to do that.

Campbell added that the unit arrived sooner than expected.

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