Women in BC Deserve Access to Mammography Using Tomosynthesis

Women in BC Deserve Access to Mammography Using Tomosynthesis

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Imaging Saves Lives started this petition to Honourable Adrian Dix (Minister of Health British Columbia)

Breast Cancer is the Second Leading Cause of Cancer Death Among Canadian Women. 

Early detection saves lives by detecting breast cancers when they are small and have not yet spread through the body. Early detection allows less toxic, gentler therapies to be used – less extensive surgery and the use of drugs and treatments that have fewer and less severe side effects.

Digital mammography using Tomosynthesis is a new technology that is not widely available for use in British Columbia. Like digital mammography alone, it uses low-dose X-rays to capture images of the breast tissue. However, with Tomosynthesis the X-ray machine rotates in an arc to capture multiple images of the tissue from many different angles, which produces a more detailed picture, since standard mammography takes only two images.

Why Mammography With Tomosynthesis

The use of mammography using Tomosynthesis is a proven technology that has the potential to detect cancer earlier and is in wide use across Canada. Yet, it is not readily available for use in British Columbia.

With The Use of Mammography Using Tomosynthesis

  • Invasive cancer detection increased 40%.
  • Cancer detection increased 27%.
  • False positives decreased 15%

WE ALL DESERVE ACCESS TO LIFE SAVING MEDICAL IMAGING.

 

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