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...

Diagnostic Imaging Repositories: Provincial strategy begins with regional successes

Many jurisdictions are migrating from film and paper-based diagnostic images such as hospital-based CT scans, ultrasounds, MRIs, mammograms and x-rays, to digital formats. The...

York Central Hospital enhances services for high-risk pregnancies

To enhance the care to patients with high-risk pregnancies, York Central Hospital, in Richmond Hill, Ontario recently enhanced its Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) services....

Screening is the best defence against colorectal cancer

Mark Wilson didn't have to have a medical degree to know that something was horribly wrong with him. The blood in his stool said it...

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