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Cancer Research

5 09, 2018

Researchers warn against ionizing radiation imaging in children

2018-09-05T11:07:58+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Canada, Cancer Research, Diffusion MRI, Dr. Attariwala, Early Cancer Detection, Health and Canada, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Canada, MRI Research, MRI Vancouver, Radiologist, Radiology, Whole Body MRI|

AIM's full body MRI scan is one hundred per cent free of ionizing radiation. Compare that to a CT scan which exposes the patient to radiation equivalent to 70 X-Rays. Yet, CT is still a common imaging modality in public hospitals. Children are particularly susceptible to ionizing radiation; in fact, childhood exposure to CT scans [...]

26 06, 2017

Mesothelioma: a lesser known cancer

2017-06-26T13:15:22+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Cancer Research, Early Cancer Detection, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Vancouver, Radiologist, Radiology, Whole Body MRI|

Although most people are aware that exposure to asbestos is harmful to human health, there is not yet a great deal of awareness about mesothelioma: the cancer caused by it. Mesothelioma, a deadly cancer which  most often affects membranes found in the lungs, but is also found around the heart and other organs. Asbestos is a [...]

20 10, 2016

BC Cancer Agency study hopes to detect early signs of cancer

2016-10-20T11:57:27+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Canada, Cancer Research, Early Cancer Detection, Health and Canada|

Vancouver has become an international leader in cancer research! AIM's Whole Body Diffusion MRI detects cancer in its earliest stages, and the BC Cancer Agency is conducting developmental research on a blood test that should be able to detect early signals of cancer. The study will look at the blood of 1000 participants aged 55-70, all [...]

17 06, 2016

Saturated fats linked to breast cancer in postmenopausal women: MRI study

2016-06-17T20:03:44+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Cancer Research, MRI Research, Radiology|

While unrestrained weight gain always brings with it a greater chance of cancer, new research into breast cancer in postmenopausal women has found a link between the type of fats being consumed. A highly occurrence of saturated fats (found mainly in meats, butter, cheeses, creams and palm oils) in the breasts has been linked to [...]

4 05, 2016

CT scans linked to high cancer costs

2016-05-04T21:57:45+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Cancer Research, Medical Imaging, Radiology|

It's not exactly a secret that CT technology, although useful in its diagnostic application, has harmful effects due to the large amounts of ionizing radiology associated with it. But it wasn't until just weeks ago that anyone was aware that the cost of treating cancers induced by CT scanning in the US numbered in the hundred [...]

22 03, 2016

AIM collaborating in large Canada-wide MRI study

2016-03-22T17:22:43+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Brain MRI, Cancer Research, Early Cancer Detection, Health and Canada, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

Over the next several months AIM will be providing imaging for a major cross-country MRI research study that seeks to illustrate patterns in heart and brain health of Canadians from coast to coast. The Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds, or CAHHM, will study the MRI results of approximately 9700 participants of varying ages, backgrounds [...]

2 02, 2016

February 4 is World Cancer Day

2016-02-02T22:38:47+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Cancer Research, Early Cancer Detection|

"We can, I can," is the slogan for World Cancer Day 2016, and prevention is on the agenda. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have teamed up together, encouraging governments around the world to implement public policies that may collectively prevent 1/3 of cancer cases.   In the Americas, [...]

21 04, 2015

MRI may be Superior for Imaging Pancreatic Cancer: Study

2015-04-21T21:49:10+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Cancer Research, Early Cancer Detection, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiologist, Radiology|

Pancreatic cancer, arguably made infamous by Steve Jobs' battle with it, is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in Western countries. And, according to a new study that recommends MRI screening to catch it early, the incidence and mortality rates of this deadly disease are almost one and the same. The study, entitled Short-Term [...]

21 01, 2015

Cancer caused by ‘Bad Luck’ according to new study

2015-01-21T20:40:38+00:00 January 21st, 2015|Cancer Research, Early Cancer Detection, Whole Body MRI|

A controversial new study suggests that only about one-third of cancers are caused by what the medical community and world at large have hitherto suspected as the cause of the disease: a combination of genetic as well as environmental factors. And the remaining two-thirds? Those are caused by random mutations of DNA in noncancerous stem cells, [...]

13 01, 2015

New Research finds MRI Superior to CT for Liver Cancer Diagnosis

2015-01-13T20:11:34+00:00 January 13th, 2015|Cancer Research, Early Cancer Detection, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

A new study published in the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) journal Radiology has reviewed and analyzed the contrasting abilities of MRI and CT scanning of the liver for cancer. The verdict is in: MRI is superior to CT for cancer diagnosis of the liver. And a victory for MRI is, as always, a positive [...]

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