Mammography review will be done by end of October, says Labrador-Grenfell Health CEO – CBC

‘We want to do this right,’ says Heather Brown

Sep 21, 2022

The CEO of Labrador-Grenfell Health says a re-examination of the mammography results of the health authority’s patients hasn’t turned up any discrepancies so far, and she said the full review will be complete by the end of next month.

As of Sept. 15, the health authority had identified 2,092 patients whose results needed to be reviewed and 376 of those patients have had their results validated, Heather Brown told CBC News on Tuesday.

“It does take a long time and we want to do this right. We’ve given a timeline that we’re committed to, to complete the review by the end of October,” she said.

Newfoundland and Labrador’s four regional health authorities are still in the process of reviewing thousands of mammography scans after discovering that the images, as far back as 2018, were being viewed on inadequate monitors.

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