Archive for the 'Radiologist' Category

Mesothelioma: a lesser known cancer

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 […]

Sweetened drinks linked to impaired cognitive function: MRI study

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 […]

Exercise and Osteoarthritis: MRI Study

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 […]

Distance Runners Regenerate Foot, Ankle Cartilage

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 […]

What Lucid Dreaming Ability Reveals About You: MRI Study

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, […]

Creativity Linked to Cerebellum: MRI Study

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 […]

Brain Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet: MRI Study

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 […]

MRI may be Superior for Imaging Pancreatic Cancer: Study

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 […]

Dr. Attariwala Featured Speaker at Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences Conference

AIM’s medical director Dr. Raj Attariwala will be a featured speaker at this weekend’s Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) RCCSS (C) conference at the Four Seasons hotel in Vancouver. The RCCSS(C) is a national specialty College comprised of doctors who have been working with Canada’s elite athletes for over 20 years. The topic […]

AIM gives patients direct access to MRI images

A new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) confirms what AIM Medical Imaging has known since its inception in 2009: Patients like to know what’s going on! At AIM, we take it a step further and show them. For over five years, patients have chosen AIM for quick […]

Brain Structures in Sciences and the Arts: MRI Study

In 1959, British physicist and novelist C.P. Snow delivered a lecture called The Two Cultures, an influential think piece in which he outlined how  many of the western world’s problems were the result of  an intellectual barrier that exists between scientific and literary thinkers. Snow wrote: “A good many times I have been present at […]

Whole Body MRI Provides Insight on Populations

A large study presented Sunday at the European Congress of Radiology has determined that Whole Body MRI is the safest and most accurate method of detecting disease pathology in persons who show little or no symptoms. Dr. Andrzej Cieszanowski, a radiologist from the Medical University of Warsaw and one of the authors of the study, […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

The Importance of an Onsite MRI Radiologist for Diagnostic Accuracy

Following highly publicized reports of several missed diagnoses by a radiologist in Ontario, an article published late in 2013, entitled Can Quality be Assured for Diagnostic Imaging?, addressed the hot topic. “There are no national quality assurance standards for diagnostic imaging in Canada,” the authors wrote. “Approaches to quality assurance vary based on factors like the practice […]


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