PET/CT SCANNER: CRITICAL TO CANCER TREATMENT
Extraordinary cancer care requires the best technology. And it starts at diagnosis.
PET/CT scanners are the gold standard in cancer imaging delivering precise imaging technology that provides doctors with the information necessary to offer the most appropriate diagnosis and treatment. This means a single, highly-effective test for the patient, which can save them from unnecessary radiation treatment, surgery, additional imaging tests and biopsies.
THANKS TO DONORS, PET/CT CAPACITY IS EXPANDING
In 2017 the BC Cancer Foundation launched an $11 million fundraising campaign for the purchase and installation of three new state-of-the-art PET/CT scanners, to be located at BC Cancer - Kelowna, one at BC Cancer - Victoria on Vancouver Island and a replacement for BC Cancer - Vancouver.
Thanks to the support of thousands of donors from our communities, the fundraising goal to purchase new PET/CT scanners for BC Cancer - Victoria and BC Cancer – Kelowna has been reached, bringing state-of-the-art technology closer to home for patients in need.
THE GORDON HEYS FAMILY PET/CT SUITE AT BC CANCER – VICTORIA
Construction of the Gordon Heys Family PET/CT Suite at BC Cancer – Victoria was completed in July of 2019, and is now providing patients across Vancouver Island with access to a critical part of cancer care, closer to home.
PET/CT – KELOWNA
We’re bringing a PET/CT scanner to BC Cancer - Kelowna, which requires a new space to house the diagnostic tool. Once complete, the PET/CT scanner will support thousands of patients per year who currently have to travel to Vancouver for this critical scan.
We are thrilled to share this exciting progress and look forward to its completion in the summer of 2020.
PET/CT - VANCOUVER
Thanks to the generous support of Carol and Leigh Pan, along with a community of caring donors, a new PET/CT scanner will be coming soon to BC Cancer – Vancouver. Located in the Carol and Leigh Pan PET/CT Room, this updated equipment will allow clinicians to deliver more accurate and adaptable treatment to benefit patients.