Shift Imaging offers routine screening and diagnostic mammography at our Grande Prairie location. Having regular screening mammograms is the best way to find breast cancer early, before symptoms appear and when treatment may work better.
Shift Imaging is sensitive to the anxiety often accompanying breast exams and has put special care and attention into planning our mammography service.
Shift Imaging’s state-of-the-art Mammography system is capable of 3D tomosynthesis providing improved detection rates over conventional 2D mammography. The GE Pristina system is the only FDA approved 3D mammography system delivering the same low dose as 2D mammography, the lowest patient dose of all FDA approved systems. Learn more about Shift Imaging’s mammography system, including Dueta, here.
Yes, Shift Imaging successfully onboarded with Alberta NetCare March 28th, 2022. All of our Alberta Patients with a valid Health Care Number will have their images and reports pushed to the provincial repository and the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital to ensure continuity of care.
Yes, several of our patients visit from Northeast British Columbia including Fort Saint John, Dawson Creek and Tumbler Ridge to name a few. Shift Imaging requires a valid BC Personal Health Number (or equivalent from other provinces) in order to accept a referral. The referring physician will receive a faxed report and we can provide any of your health care provider(s) with access to our online portal if they wish to review the images. We’re unable to push images to extra-provincial repositories for the time being.
Shift Imaging strives to keep our waitlist within a 2-week period for elective breast exams and will prioritize urgent requests upon receipt of a signed requisition requesting the same.
Unfortunately, Shift Imaging has been unable to obtain lab support due to circumstances outside of our control. All image guided biopsies can only be performed at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital (GPRH) or referred out to Edmonton. The radiologists at GPRH are able to view all of our examinations and reports obviating the need to repeat your diagnostic exam(s).
Please visit the link below for more information regarding Alberta’s breast cancer screening program: