Whole Body MRI

19 02, 2014

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

2014-02-19T21:29:18-05:00February 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?

2014-02-14T19:33:58-05:00February 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

2014-02-05T20:56:12-05:00February 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 [...]

23 01, 2014

Potential Years of Life Lost to Cancer in BC

2014-01-23T01:30:34-05:00January 23rd, 2014|Early Cancer Detection, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Vancouver, Whole Body MRI|

The official BC Cancer Statistics offer a sad insight into how many lives have been affected--and ultimately lost--to cancer in this province. The table below represents the statistics of Residual Life Expectancy, Potential Years of Life Lost and Number of Deaths for all cancer deaths reported in British Columbia in 2011. Residual Life Expectancy refers to [...]

8 10, 2013

CEO of Canadian Cancer Society: Canada Must Focus on Economic Costs, Prevention

2013-10-08T20:30:05-04:00October 8th, 2013|Cancer Research, Early Cancer Detection, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Vancouver, Whole Body MRI|

In an article published in the Globe and Mail last week, national president and CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society, Pamela Fralick, discussed the two biggest issues prevalent to treating cancer in Canada. The first issue addressed was the huge economic impact the disease has on society. Fralick writes, "In 2000, cancer cost $2.6-billion in [...]

24 09, 2013

Whole Body Diffusion Imaging in the Journal of MRI – Part Two

2013-09-24T18:56:59-04:00September 24th, 2013|Early Cancer Detection, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Vancouver, Whole Body MRI|

Please see last week's post for the first half of this blog. In addition to outlining Whole Body DWI, Attariwala and Picker outline DWI applications for the following areas of the body: neck, lung, breast, genitourinary, gynecologic applications, esophagus, stomach, bowel, pancreas and liver. The article states that DWI in routine imaging of singular body [...]

18 09, 2013

Whole Body Diffusion MRI in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging – Part One

2013-09-18T18:24:50-04:00September 18th, 2013|Cancer Research, Early Cancer Detection, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, MRI Vancouver, Whole Body MRI|

Last week we announced the publication of Dr. Attariwala's and Wayne's article in the Journal of MRI. This week, let's take a look at their discoveries, and how they may be applied to diagnostic medicine to advance the state of the art for patients' best interests. In the article, authors Attariwala and Picker share their [...]

10 09, 2013

Congratulations Dr. Attariwala and Wayne Picker! AIM Published in Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

2013-09-10T19:47:44-04:00September 10th, 2013|Early Cancer Detection, MRI Research, MRI Vancouver, Whole Body MRI|

AIM Medical Imaging wishes to congratulate  Dr. Raj Attariwala and Wayne Picker on the publication of their invited review article Whole Body MRI: Improved Lesion Detection and Characterization With Diffusion Weighted Techniques, published August 19, 2013 in the Journal of MRI. Now, patients, radiologists and the public can access the article in order to see for themselves [...]

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 [...]

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