Monthly Archives: August 2012

31 08, 2012

Add a health screen to your back to school list

2012-08-31T17:08:20-04:00 August 31st, 2012|MRI Vancouver|

It is that time of year again where the “To Do” list is covered with tasks that must be completed before the school year begins. Before life becomes to hectic, running kids from school to soccer practice, we encourage you to add a preventative whole body health screen to your list! The pencils and erasers [...]

21 08, 2012

NY Times article warns of radiation from medical imaging

2012-08-21T20:47:53-04:00 August 21st, 2012|MRI Vancouver|

Medical imaging has many benefits, but also numerous side effects. X-rays, CT and PET scans all aid doctors in diagnosing an illness or abnormality, however they also use harmful radiation that can cause serious, long-term damage. An article published in the New York Times yesterday drew attention to the downside of using these medical imaging [...]

14 08, 2012

MRI aids research into teenage drinking

2012-08-14T20:02:56-04:00 August 14th, 2012|MRI Vancouver|

Teenage drinking is an issue, but not all adolescents who start drinking underage are at risk of becoming problem drinkers. An article published on Medical News Today says researchers can predict which kids are at risk of developing a problem using special MRI scans of the brain. According the article, researchers scanned 40 different teenagers, [...]

8 08, 2012

Preventative health screen & monitoring tumours

2012-08-08T20:58:41-04:00 August 8th, 2012|MRI Vancouver|

At our clinic we see many patients battling cancer. We have a regular patient who is dying from lung and brain cancer. He comes into our clinic often to monitor the progression of his tumours. Using our advanced MRI techniques, we keep him updated on the state of his tumours. This gives him peace of [...]