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A journey to better men's healthcare
A journey to better men’s healthcare

Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) had identified a need to establish a Regional Comprehensive Men’s Health Program. Male health needs such as disorders of the urinary tract, prostate cancer, and sexual dysfunction have not been well serviced in the Erie St. ...


Prostate cancer screening: The debate continues
Prostate cancer screening: The debate continues

Dr. Zachary Klinghoffer is a urologist at Rouge Valley Health System. Early detection of prostate cancer using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test has remained a controversial topic for several years. The PSA test is often used as a tool ...

Posted: December 27, 2013|Diagnostic, Oncology|0 comments

Low compression alternative for breast cancer screening
Low compression alternative for breast cancer screening

Dr. Alla Reznik, of the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute and Lakehead University. Getting a mammogram every two years for breast screening helps make sure any problems are caught at an early stage. The earlier you find it, the better. ...


External review of CT scans and mammograms complete
External review of CT scans and mammograms complete

Trillium Health Partners releases findings and thanks patients, their families and the community for their understanding Trillium Health Partners announced  the completion of the external expert review of CT scans and mammograms, which was launched after the hospital identified a performance ...

Posted: December 6, 2013|Diagnostic, Featured, Health Care Policy|0 comments

Second MRI Offers Flexibility at Mackenzie Health
Second MRI Offers Flexibility at Mackenzie Health

MRI scans have become vital diagnostic tools for hospitals around the world. Without exposing patients to radiation, MRI scans can show more precise detail and differentiation between the soft tissues of the brain, muscles and heart than CT scans or X-rays. Demand ...

Posted: June 14, 2013|Diagnostic|0 comments

Endoscopic ultrasounds making difference in cancer staging
Endoscopic ultrasounds making difference in
cancer staging

Tucked away in the Endoscopic Unit of The Scarborough Hospital is a small team that is making a big difference in cancer staging using advances in medical imaging technology. One physician and four nurses comprise the only clinical team in the ...


HOPE for local Breast Screening Centre
HOPE for local Breast Screening Centre

In 2012, an estimated 22,700 Canadian women were diagnosed with breast cancer; (the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian women). Thanks to improvements in screening, detection and treatment, breast cancer rates have declined in every age group since the mid ...

Posted: December 12, 2012|Diagnostic, Oncology|0 comments

New imaging technology could better predict benefit of personalized breast cancer treatment
New imaging technology could better predict benefit of
personalized breast cancer treatment

The treatment of breast cancer has improved rapidly over the past two decades but it has also become more complex. Major research breakthroughs have given scientists a new understanding of the many factors that can cause breast cancer to develop ...

Posted: December 11, 2012|Diagnostic, Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

Improving the patient experience by reducing wait times
Improving the patient experience by reducing wait times

Improving each patient’s experience is a top priority at Mackenzie Health and thanks to a hospital-wide focus on reducing wait times, the hospital is now among Ontario’s top performers. Mackenzie Health is meeting and exceeding provincial wait time targets in ...

Posted: December 8, 2012|Diagnostic, Featured|0 comments

Spirometry testing can help diagnose lung disease
Spirometry testing can help diagnose lung disease

Spirometry is a relatively simple measure of how much air a person can breathe in and out and how fast the air can be exhaled, yet a Canadian Lung Association survey found that 90 per cent of Canadians are unaware ...


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