Vital osteoporosis program returns to Ontario

With more than half a million Ontarians affected by osteoporosis, a highly debilitating disease that causes bones to become thin and porous, it’s no...

New tool helps diagnose lung cancer

Bracing for a potential cancer diagnosis is scary enough. Knowing you have to undergo surgery to gain that diagnosis makes it even worse. At St....

Prostate cancer screening: The debate continues

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...

Low compression alternative for breast cancer screening

Getting a mammogram every two years for breast screening helps make sure any problems are caught at an early stage. The earlier you find...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to equip a new hospital from the ground up

Building a hospital is no easy task. Ensuring the facility is fully equipped to diagnose and treat patients adds many layers of complexity. This was...

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