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Who We Are


To enhance the quality of life through the early detection of breast cancer.

Mission Statement

To improve breast health among the people of Nova Scotia through high quality, accountable and seamless breast imaging and diagnosis ensuring continuity of patient care.

Program Functions

  • To provide cost effective breast screening for Nova Scotian women aged 50-60 (who numbered approximately 125,000 in 2010).
  • To develop standards, guidelines and policies to support a decentralized model of breast screening at multiple sites throughout Nova Scotia.
  • To monitor and evaluate dissemination, uptake, application and outcome of standards and guidelines.
  • To review the delivery of certain clinical services.
  • To provide continuing education for professionals and general education to the public.