MRI Vancouver

19 08, 2013

Junk Food Cravings Linked to Sleep Deprivation: MRI Study

2013-08-19T20:39:23-04:00August 19th, 2013|Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, MRI Vancouver|

Getting an adequate night's rest of eight hours is a no-brainer for dieters. Studies have long shown that insufficient sleep spikes levels of stress hormone cortisol, and when the body is stressed, it holds on to excess weight. Now, new MRI research has shown that sleep deprivation affects an individual's ability to maintain a healthy [...]

12 08, 2013

AIM Offers MRI Arthrograms

2013-08-12T22:18:57-04:00August 12th, 2013|MRI, MRI Arthrogram, MRI Vancouver|

AIM Medical Imaging offers MRI arthrograms of the hip and shoulders--but what do these procedures entail? Arthrograms are used especially for imaging joints, and are often indicated after a patient suffers a traumatic injury such as an auto accident. While an arthrogram may also be performed through X-Ray or CT, MRI is ideal because it [...]

22 07, 2013

MRI Effective and Radiation-Free Alternative to Dental X-Rays, Study Finds

2013-07-22T20:20:51-04:00July 22nd, 2013|Dental MRI, MRI, MRI Research, MRI Vancouver|

New research has shown that childhood exposure to CT scans is linked to an increased cancer risk. And a study published last year linked brain tumours to frequent dental X-Rays. Still, the Canadian Dental Association maintains that X-Rays are an integral component of best dental practices, provided they are used sparingly and only in appropriate [...]

25 06, 2013

When Should You Consider a Private MRI in Canada?

2013-06-25T02:25:48-04:00June 25th, 2013|Brain MRI, Cancer Research, Early Cancer Detection, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Vancouver, Whole Body MRI|

Did you know that LA's Wilshire Boulevard has more MRI machines than the whole of British Columbia? Yes, you read that correctly: there are more MRI machines on one street in Los Angeles than in the entire province of BC. At only 6 MRI machines per 1 million people, Canada trails far behind other developed [...]

22 04, 2013

3T MRI not Superior to 1.5T

2013-04-22T19:00:56-04:00April 22nd, 2013|MRI, MRI Vancouver, Whole Body MRI|

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, uses the power of a magnetic field to image the soft tissues of the body without any radiation. The magnet's strength is measured in Teslas. The state-of-the-art Open Bore MRI at AIM features a 1.5 Tesla (or 1.5T) magnet, which is currently the gold standard worldwide. There are various strengths [...]

15 04, 2013

Concerned Doctors Release National Maximum Wait Time Report

2013-04-15T20:11:57-04:00April 15th, 2013|Early Cancer Detection, MRI, MRI Research, MRI Vancouver|

In 2004, a group of Canadian doctors  formed the Wait Time Alliance (WTA) out of concern about rising wait times across the country for health care services. Their initial focus was on improving wait times in five areas (cancer care, heart health, joint replacement, sight restoration and diagnostic imaging), and has since expanded to other key health [...]

8 04, 2013

Common Misconceptions about Lung, Colon Cancer

2013-04-08T20:00:58-04:00April 8th, 2013|MRI Research, MRI Vancouver, Whole Body MRI|

AIM's Dr. Attariwala is currently in the middle of a study using whole body diffusion MRI scanning to research early diagnosis of lung and colon cancers. Both cancers have been subject to stereotyping; lung cancer patients are often assumed smokers, while many people believe that older males make up the majority of colon cancer patients. [...]

25 03, 2013

AIM offering MRI scans for diagnostic cancer research study

2013-03-25T22:23:45-04:00March 25th, 2013|Early Cancer Detection, MRI, MRI Research, MRI Vancouver|

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release March 25, 2013 AIM offering MRI scans for diagnostic cancer research study [Vancouver] – As part of AIM Medical Imaging’s commitment to advancing state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging in Canada, the private MRI clinic is announcing a new phase of research into early lung and colon cancer diagnosis. Potential candidates may be [...]

18 03, 2013

State-of-the-Art Molecular Imaging in Cancer Biology and Therapy

2013-03-18T21:07:44-04:00March 18th, 2013|Early Cancer Detection, MRI Research, MRI Vancouver|

AIM Medical Imaging's Dr. Raj Attariwala was one of only two Canadian researchers present at State-of-the-Art Molecular Imaging in Cancer Biology and Therapy--the American Association for Cancer Research/Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's joint conference in San Diego over Feb. 27 - Mar. 2, 2013. Dr. Attariwala's presentation, co-authored by AIM's MRI technologist Wayne [...]

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