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New mammography unit comes to Quesnel
From left to right: Debbie Strang NH Health Services Administrator; Julie Carlson, Integris; Coralee Oakes, MLA; Sheri Coles, Integris/Quesnel Women’s Fall Challenge. (Credit: Northern Health)

New mammography unit comes to Quesnel

Quesnel is getting a new mammography unit.

Northern Health says the new machine comes from $1,022,687 in funding by the province.

The health agency says the new unit will help G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital provide patients quicker and improved imaging while screening for breast cancer. They also say it provides a more comfortable experience, compared to the older machines.

Fundraising by local groups is also giving the hospital a new ultrasound machine worth $181,000, a Tomosynthesis worth $178,163, and a Picture Archive Communications System (PACS) worth $28,000. The local groups that helped provide the funding are Quesnel Women’s Fall Challenge and the Integris Support Your Girls group.

Dawson Creek also has a new mammography unit up and running. The funds were also provided by the province.

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