1 11, 2018

Prenuvo Body Scans at AIM

2019-04-26T16:25:03-04:00November 1st, 2018|Diffusion MRI, Early Cancer Detection, Health and Canada, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Canada, MRI Vancouver, Prenuvo, Radiologist, Radiology, Whole Body MRI|

A Prenuvo full body MRI scan is the most powerful, comprehensive and up-to-date diagnostic tool available to patients, and AIM is proud to offer this technology to Vancouver. Why full body MRI? There is no better way to get a snapshot of your current state of health. If you have a family health history you're [...]

5 09, 2018

Researchers warn against ionizing radiation imaging in children

2018-09-05T11:07:58-04:00September 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 [...]

14 11, 2017

Anesthesia linked to brain atrophy in babies: MRI Study

2017-11-14T12:45:25-05:00November 14th, 2017|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiologist, Radiology|

A new study conducted at Harvard Boston Children's Hospital reveals alarming results in MR images taken of babies exposed to prolonged anesthesia exposure. The small study, presented at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience (SfN) in Washington D.C., focused on MRIs of infants who had undergone surgery for gastrointestinal issues present from birth. Image: iStock [...]

26 06, 2017

Mesothelioma: a lesser known cancer

2017-06-26T13:15:22-04:00June 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 [...]

27 04, 2017

Sweetened drinks linked to impaired cognitive function: MRI study

2017-04-27T10:44:55-04:00April 27th, 2017|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiologist, Radiology|

People who regularly consume sweetened drinks--whether it's the the regular, sugary variety, or the "diet" alternative--may be at greater risk for Alzheimers and dementia, according to a new MRI study. The study, entitled Sugary beverage intake and preclinical Alzheimer's disease in the community, was published last week in the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. The [...]

20 03, 2017

Exercise and Osteoarthritis: MRI Study

2017-03-20T09:21:30-04:00March 20th, 2017|Canada, Health and Canada, Knee MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI arthritis, MRI Canada, MRI Research, Radiologist, Radiology, Sport MRI|

In something of a Catch-22, osteoarthritis patients are often instructed to exercise to alleviate some of their pain symptoms--but those same pain symptoms may prevent an exercise routine from being formed. Although many sufferers of osteoarthritis may wish to work out, the possibility of further injury is a daunting one. Recently, Canadian researchers tackled the [...]

15 12, 2015

Distance Runners Regenerate Foot, Ankle Cartilage

2015-12-15T22:51:32-05:00December 15th, 2015|Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiologist, Radiology|

A mobile MRI truck followed long distance runners over 4, 487 kilometres as they participated in the Trans Europe Foot Race (TEFR), a trek which begins in southern Italy and finishes in Norway's North Cape. Although the runners ran for 64 consecutive days without a day's rest. The findings, published in an MRI study presented [...]

14 10, 2015

What Lucid Dreaming Ability Reveals About You: MRI Study

2015-10-14T22:42:47-04:00October 14th, 2015|Brain MRI, MRI, MRI Research, Radiologist, Radiology|

Did you know there are conferences for lucid dreamers? Or dedicated post-secondary researchers on the subject, such as the folks at the Stanford Sleep Lab? People are curious about the phenomenon--the ability to come to conscious awareness in the dreaming state. Perhaps they would like to learn how to swallow fire or visit the sun, [...]

29 05, 2015

Creativity Linked to Cerebellum: MRI Study

2015-05-29T18:59:50-04:00May 29th, 2015|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiologist, Radiology|

While researchers can't claim to know the source of creativity, they are indeed getting closer to understanding where it occurs in the brain. A new MRI study from Stanford University has linked the cerebellum, the region of the brain responsible with coordinating movement, to creative output. The study, entitled Pictionary-based fMRI paradigm to study the [...]

22 05, 2015

Brain Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet: MRI Study

2015-05-22T19:17:57-04:00May 22nd, 2015|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiologist, Radiology|

Tomatoes, olive oil, whole grain breads and pastas, feta cheese, hummus, roasted red peppers, fresh fish--are you hungry yet? The above foods (and more!) are staples of the Mediterranean diet, an ancient lifestyle that regularly gets good press for its heart-healthy benefits. Now, thanks to a new MRI study, we can add enhanced brain volume [...]

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