Patients

AIM Medical Imaging is dedicated to the quality standard of patient care, respecting a patient’s right to privacy and confidentiality in a relaxing environment. Our primary commitment is to provide both patients and physicians with timely access to local quality services, receiving immediate diagnosis and helping to expedite further treatment for each patient. Patients will experience a pleasant, relaxing environment and courteous friendly professional staff.

At AIM Medical Imaging, our philosophy is simple:

Treat patients the way that we would want to be treated.

For us, patient care always comes first. You and your doctors want the best for you and your family. When you or your loved ones’ health is in jeopardy, it can be a stressful and anxious time. Our professional staff will ensure your experience at AIM is efficient in a welcoming environment that respects the privacy and integrity of each patient.

At AIM Medical Imaging, after your study, you meet with our on-site radiologist (an imaging specialist physician) to review and discuss your results with you. The team of Radiologists at AIM are Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. We will furnish you with a copy of your final dictated report & images prior to your departure.

  • Large Open Bore MRI designed to accommodate claustrophobic and larger patients up to 550 lbs
  • Consult with our on-site physician after the test for immediate results
  • Leave holding a copy of your final report and images
  • Copy of your report sent to your doctor/specialist instantaneously
  • Walk in patients welcomed, open seven days a week by appointment.
  • Services start at $895 all-inclusive.

We are interested in one thing: Your Health. We will all be patients one day, and we expect nothing less for ourselves. We are here to help.

Many people have asked why as physicians we set up AIM. The simple reality of the situation, is described here. We understand the tremendous power of MRI, and AIM was based on the simple question, “What would we want when we are patients?” If we don’t try to do something better, then who will?

There is mounting concern over CT radiation. MRI, unlike CT, nuclear medicine, or X-Rays does not use radiation to generate the diagnostic images. Most MRI machines are limited in their full body coverage; however, our new generation full body MRI machine is designed for imaging any part of the entire body, and can effectively replace most CT studies, with better diagnostic detail and with no radiation.

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PHYSICIAN BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Raj Attariwala, MD PhD FRCPC FANM

Medical Director

Dr. Raj Attariwala is a dual board certified Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine physician certified in both Canada and the United States. He received his formal training at UBC with periods of specialized medical training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre (New York), UCLA and USC.

He holds a doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), and is a pioneer in Whole Body, Diffusion, and Quantitative MRI. He has given presentations at numerous international conferences.

His goal in establishing AIM is to bring forth predictive, personalized, preemptive and participatory (P4) diagnostic imaging, while advancing the imaging standards available by translating proven technology to clinical diagnostic imaging arena. He encourages and empowers patients to be more informed about thier clinical study when visiting our facility.

Dr. Attariwala is an avid junior hockey fan, and has been a physician with the Vancouver Giants hockey club since their inception.

AMERICAN RESIDENTS

AIM Medical Imaging provides full body MRI services for American Residents. Our team can co-ordinate transportation and/or accommodation. Additionally we can assist you with your visit to Vancouver. Please contact us if you are interested in a travel package to our centre.

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CORPORATE

You may have coverage from your employer to fund your MRI exam. Please enquire within your organization.

Corporate Executive Whole Body Screening Packages are available for annual health screenings. If you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact us.

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HEALTH AND TRAVEL INSURANCE

AIM Medical Imaging provides full diagnostic services for out of town patients. You may have coverage for our services from your extended medical provider. Please check with your insurance company to determine whether you have appropriate coverage. We require a requisition form from your physician. Our team can co-ordinate transportation and/or accommodation. Additionally we can assist you with your visit to Vancouver. Please contact us if you are interested in a travel package to our centre.

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LITIGATION – MEDICAL LEGAL

AIM’s MRI diagnostic imaging is a powerful tool for those undergoing Litigation or Medical Legal insurance claims. At AIM, an expedited finalized report of the findings and a CD with high resolution images offer a non-bias assessment of any injury.

These services also benefit all parties (claimants, lawyers, insurers, etc.) involved and dramatically hasten the process of resolving a claim. Further, the treating physician and/or specialists are forwarded copies of the final report and CD in a time-conscious manner. Doing so promptly orchestrates a speedy recovery plan for the claimant by their physician and/or specialist. Please feel free to contact our office for additional information.

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