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Cardiac DART provides care closer to the door
Cardiac DART provides care closer to the door

A visit to the ER is a rarity for 73-year old John Myers*. But when symptoms of a heart attack prompted him to check into the emergency department at Trillium Health Partners, he got his results within hours, thanks to ...

Posted: July 11, 2014|Cardiology, Diagnostic|0 comments

Southlake implants world’s smallest heart monitor in adult patient
Southlake implants world’s smallest heart monitor
in adult patient

This small wireless monitor provides long-term remote monitoring to help physicians diagnose and monitor patients suffering from irregular heartbeats. Dr. Atul Verma, cardiologist at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario, recently inserted the world's smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device ...


New home screening program for liver disease in newborns
New home screening program for liver disease in newborns

Natalie Williams Parents in British Columbia are being asked to check their newborn’s stool colour in an effort to detect early signs of a rare but fatal liver disease, as part of the Biliary Atresia Home Screening Program launched by ...

Posted: June 15, 2014|Diagnostic, Featured, Pediatrics|0 comments

Vital osteoporosis program returns to Ontario
Vital osteoporosis program returns to Ontario

Bone density testing is critical, because osteoporosis is often called the “silent thief” since bone loss does not have any symptoms, until a fracture occurs. With more than half a million Ontarians affected by osteoporosis, a highly debilitating disease that ...


Advances in medical imaging at Sunnybrook
Advances in medical imaging at Sunnybrook

“These are exciting times," says Dr. Masoom Haider, Sunnybrook. "We are definitely doing leading-edge work in the area of imaging." Photo by: Dale Roddick A Smarter Prostate Cancer Biopsy Researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are perfecting a type of GPS ...


New tool helps diagnose lung cancer
New tool helps diagnose lung cancer

Respiratory Therapist Kyle Davies (far left) and Dr. Chris Compeau (far right) use the EBUS device on a patient at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto. Bracing for a potential cancer diagnosis is scary enough. Knowing you have to undergo surgery ...

Posted: June 12, 2014|Diagnostic, Oncology|0 comments

Reducing radiation in cardiac imaging
Reducing radiation in cardiac imaging

Reducing radiation in cardiac imaging: Each year, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute conducts nearly 5,000 nuclear cardiology (SPECT) scans, 1,500 PET scans and 1,500 CT angiograms. Keeping radiation levels as low as possible is important for patient safety, ...

Posted: June 5, 2014|Cardiology, Diagnostic, Featured|0 comments

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. ...


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