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Fort St. John Hospital Foundation aims to raise $100,000 for state-of-the-art SPECT/CT scanner

A new SPECT/CT scanner will play an important role in the screening and treatment of cancer patients
Imaging Technologists can acquire a more accurate diagnosis with a SPECT/CT scanner.

The Fort St John Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that the Bluey Day 2021 participants will be collecting pledges for the new SPECT/CT scanner for the Fort St. John Hospital.

A SPECT scan is a type of nuclear medicine that plays an important role in the screening, staging (finding out the extent of the cancer, such as how large the tumour is, and if it has spread beyond the primary site), follow-up, therapy planning, evaluation of therapy response, and the long-term surveillance of patients.

Imaging Technologists will acquire a more accurate diagnosis with a higher resolution of images, less radiation and can accurately correct and fuse the data in a single exam session.

“This scanner will provide faster diagnosis which is key to decrease patient anxiety from the get go and bring about better outcomes," says Tanya Richardson of the Foundation.

The goal for Bluey Day participants is to help raise $100K as the Foundations target is to contribute $120K toward this state-of-the-art equipment.

Anyone can support a participant by visiting the Bluey Day 'Be Brave & Shave' 2021 campaign page on There has been $17,865 raised so far.

For more information about or ways to support this campaign, contact Tanya Richardson at 250-261-1731.

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