Nova Scotia Becomes First Province to Adopt Software to Assess and Report Breast Density

Information about breast density is an important part of breast cancer screening and ensuring early detection and treatment. That is why it will now be automatically included in a woman’s screening mammography report. Nova Scotia is the first province in Canada to use a software that assesses breast density and automatically shares results.

“Breast health is a serious issue and it’s important to make sure women have all the information,” said Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey. “Nova Scotia continues to lead the way with women now able to get their breast density information with the results of their screening mammogram. I want to thank the IWK Health Centre for its innovation and enhancement to the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program.”

Read the full media release here.