Monthly Archives: February 2014

27 02, 2014

Dr. Attariwala Featured on CKNW’s Talk to the Experts

2014-02-27T00:54:06-05:00 February 27th, 2014|Brain MRI, Cancer Research, Dr. Attariwala, Early Cancer Detection, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, MRI Vancouver, Radiologist, Radiology, Video, Whole Body MRI|

AIM's medical director, head radiologist and inventor of our whole body scan, Dr. Raj Attariwala, is a star on the radio! Dr. Raj, as his patients affectionately call him, was interviewed by Ian Power for CKNW's Talk to the Experts this past Sunday, February 23, about why he set up AIM Medical Imaging, how AIM [...]

19 02, 2014

Another Study Confirms Superiority of AIM’s Whole Body Scan for Cancer Imaging

2014-02-19T21:29:18-05:00 February 19th, 2014|Cancer Research, Early Cancer Detection, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, MRI Vancouver, Radiology, Whole Body MRI|

A study published today in the Lancet Oncology Journal serves as a fitting follow up to our blog post from last week about when it is appropriate to choose MRI over PET/CT scans. The study, entitled Ionising radiation-free whole-body MRI versus F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT scans for children and young adults with cancer, is essentially a reiteration of the message [...]

14 02, 2014

When Should You Choose MRI Over CT, PET or Ultrasound?

2014-02-14T19:33:58-05:00 February 14th, 2014|Brain MRI, Dr. Attariwala, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Vancouver, Radiologist, Radiology, Whole Body MRI|

One of our patients recently asked Dr. Attariwala some great questions: When is MRI most suitable for diagnostic imaging? What tissues/areas of the body are best imaged with MRI? How does MRI compare with other imaging modalities such as CT, FDG PET and Ultrasound? MRI and Ultrasound are, wherever possible, preferable to CT and PET [...]

5 02, 2014

WHO Releases Devastating World Cancer Report; Calls for Changes in Cancer Care

2014-02-05T20:56:12-05:00 February 5th, 2014|Brain MRI, Early Cancer Detection, MRI, MRI Vancouver, Radiology, Whole Body MRI|

A new report put out by the World Health Organization presents a bleak prospect: World cancer rates are expected to rise by  more than half by 2030. These findings were published in the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)'s World Cancer Report, a collaborative effort of over 250 scientists and health specialists from [...]