WHITE ROCK, B.C. – A new 3D Mammography Unit is now up and running at Peace Arch Hospital thanks to generous donations from the community.

The new unit uses a technology called Tomosynthesis, a three-dimensional mammogram that uses x-rays to acquire sectional images of the breast, which are then reconstructed into a 3D image. These more detailed images lead to better accuracy in detecting cancer and a reduction in false-positive results in dense tissue.

“We are so pleased that our patients now have access to the best technology in mammography,” said Stephanie Beck, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation’s Executive Director. “This critically needed unit was made possible due to generous donations made early in the Foundation’s Medical Imaging Campaign, of which $8 million of the $10 million goal has been raised.”

The Foundation’s contribution to the new 3D Mammography Unit, one of eight pieces of equipment being funded through the Medical Imaging Campaign, was just over $1 million.

Foundation Vice-Chair and Medical Imaging Campaign Co-Chair, Neil Yarmoshuk, and his wife Lisa, were the lead donors to this project, making a gift of $250,000.