With New Ultrasound Unit, Urgent Biopsies Can Be Addressed Within Two
Weeks and Urgent Breast Screening Cases Within a Few Days
KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Waterloo Wellington
Breast Centre (WWBC) at Grand River Hospital's Freeport Site, today
announces that it has increased its breast screening capabilities with
a new premium ultrasound unit, enabling the Centre to see 150-200 more
patients per month. The quality of equipment at the WWBC now equals or
surpasses any of the larger centers across Ontario− the Centre can
address urgent biopsies within two weeks and urgent screening cases
within a few days, depending on whether or not a mammogram is required.
For the past six years the WWBC has been operating at full capacity with
one ultrasound breast machine, using it as a diagnostic tool along with
mammography to perform breast assessment. After a generous donation by
The Kavelman-Fonn Foundation, an advanced Philips Matrix IU22
ultrasound machine (one of the most advanced technologies performing
this function on the market today), is in place in a new ultrasound
unit to provide advanced exams for detecting breast anomalies.
The donation by The Kavelman-Fonn Foundation has been made in Dr. Eugene
Rafferty's name, a leading Radiologist at Grand River Hospital.
According to Dr. Rafferty: "Our staff has built individual
relationships with patients based on trust and compassion. We're proud
that so many women from across our region trust us with their care."
Dennis Kavelman of The Kavelman-Fonn Foundation stated: "As one the
country's fastest-growing innovation hubs, it's essential that Waterloo
has top notch technology in place to keep our community healthy and
thriving. We're delighted that the new ultrasound machine is in place
to serve the needs of women in this region."
Last night, the WWBC celebrated the unveiling of the new unit. Malcolm
Maxwell, President and CEO of Grand River Hospital, noted: "This
generous donation will enable the WWBC to improve service to women in
our region and increase the number of women we can screen. This would
not have been made possible without The Kavelman-Fonn Foundation's
About the WWBC: Serving more than 13,000 women annually, the WWBC offers the Ontario
Breast Screening Program with state-of-the-art screening equipment for
women in our region. In 2012, 9,100 Ontario women developed breast
cancer and approximately 2,000 died from the disease. While there is no
way to prevent breast cancer, when it's found early, there is a good
chance it can be cured.
SOURCE: Grand River Hospital Foundation
For further information:
please contact the Grand River Hospital Foundation at 519-749-4205