A PET/CT scan is vital in helping doctors diagnose cancer and create treatment plans for patients. Currently, there are only two publicly funded PET/CT scanners in B.C., both located at BC Cancer’s Vancouver Centre, meaning people facing cancer from all across the province have to travel for scans.
Demand for PET/CT scans has grown to more than 9,400 scans a year, far above our annual capacity of just 7,775. With an expected jump to 12,000 scans by 2020, there is an urgent need to DOUBLE our PET/CT technology in B.C. That’s why we have launched a campaign for the purchase and installation of two new PET/CT scanners in Victoria and Kelowna.
Until October 31st, BMO Financial Group will match all donations to this campaign up to $500,000, helping us double our PET/CT technology. By doubling the number of scans that can be done annually, we'll bring care closer to home for thousands, and relieve wait times across B.C.
Please, make a donation today, have your gift matched, and help revolutionize cancer care in B.C.!