Getting cancer diagnosis for residents of Northeastern Ontario could get a little easier.  The province says it will provide operational costs for a PET scanner to be housed in Sudbury.  However, the public still has to raise the money to buy the $3 million piece of equipment.

In five years, a steering committee in Sudbury has come up with $800,000 dollars for the scanner.  Right now people get their PET scans in Toronto.  Once in place the scanner could examine about 750 people a year.   The province’s share for the annual operating costs would be $1.6 million.

(Written by Rocco Frangione)