Basic Radiology

At Advanced Radiology Centre, we believe that a great report starts with a great image. That's why we apply the best protocols on our modern machines to reveal the best image possible, even for our basic radiology services.

For our X-ray imaging, we use a digital machine to provide the lowest possible radiation exposure to the patient while improving image quality. We capture great diagnostic images by applying the right settings and correct positioning.

We are committed to providing you with a first class Ultrasound experience performed by our radiologists. We utilize 4D technology that gives our radiologists many of the essential tools to make an accurate diagnosis. A color Doppler study can also be provided. Our high-end machines can utilize various properties and different frequencies of ultrasound waves to enable our radiologists to see abnormalities in the body.

Our new Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) scan utilizes the latest available technology to detect osteoporosis or osteopenia in the bones. Our BMD scan is more accurate since it reads 3D images and measures the density of bone from its centre, giving the most accurate measurements. It is extremely fast taking less than 5 minutes to complete, and it is extremely safe, exposing the patient to very little radiation.

Computed Tomography (CT Scan)

A CT Scan can produce 2-D series of a cross sectional image of body parts. CT Scans are able to display soft organs and tissue that would otherwise not appear using conventional X-rays.

Our CT Scanner utilizes new technology of low-dose and energy-efficient scanning, offering continuous scanning for a quick scan time. Images produced from CT scans are highly accurate with a 0.5 mm accuracy. These two features renders CT Scans supreme where speed is desired, such as abdomen, pelvis or chest studies, or where fine details are needed, such as sinuses and dental studies. CT scans are able to detect certain abnormalities and conditions related to soft organs due to the 2D nature of the image produced. With advanced 3D reconstruction software installed, it is possible to reconstruct the scanned area into a 3D render. Special dental CT software package is also available for dental imaging.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a method of obtaining detailed images of the internal body structures without the use of ionizing radiation.

This is accomplished by placing the patient in a magnetic field which produces harmless radio waves when the magnetic field changes. These signals are then picked up by sensitive sensors and transferred to a computer that produces detailed images of the body based on the characteristics of the tissue. This technique is now being used as a primary tool by trained radiologists for diagnosis with no known side effects following an MRI examination.

Our MRI Experience

At Advanced Radiology Centre, we focus on patient comfort and convenience as much as image quality and best medical practices. That is the reason why we acquired MRI machines that are the state-of-the-art in image quality, speed, and comfort.

Our Siemens Aera Wide Open Gantry MRI offers a larger area for the patient combined with a shorter and well-lit interior that provides more comfortable experience. This machine produce less noise and, coupled with a noise-cancelling headphones, allow the patient to listen to their choice of music. This machine offers claustrophobic patients a more successful MRI experience, all thanks to its open gantry style and shorter scanning time that decrease anxiety substantially.

Our Extremities Open MRI offers an extremely convenient MRI imaging experience with very high image quality. Its open style and small form factor allows the patient to lie on a chair completely outside of the machine while imaging their arms or legs; perfect for claustrophobics. With a magnetic field strength of 1.5T and smaller field-of-view, the image quality is supreme and the scanning time is short.

Breast Imaging

A mammogram is a low dose x-ray of the breast. This type of examination is used by radiologists to investigate abnormalities of the breast and, predominantly, to detect breast cancer.

Current guidelines from the Canadian Association of Radiologists, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend screening mammography every year for women beginning at age 40. These recommendations are accepted standards in Canada and many European countries.

Our Radiologists also perform further tests if there need be, like breast ultrasound and Breast MRI with contrast.

Health Screening

For screening tests, please contact our reception team for more information.