When it comes to your health, knowledge is empowering, and time is of the essence. Contents Your Health 2 Scans Computed Tomography (CT) 3 Coronary CT Angiography 5 7 The Virtual Colonoscopy (CT Colonography) The Lung Scan 9 Health Assessment Scans 11 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 13 Breast MRI 15 Your Experience At Mayfair Diagnostics 17 Our Specialists 19 Fee Guide 21 Location and Contact information 23 Calgary’s only physician-owned and operated private MRI and CT facility, Mayfair Diagnostics can see most patients within just 48 to 72 hours, and we typically provide a detailed written report to your healthcare provider within 48 hours. To accommodate your busy schedule or your urgent needs, we offer flexible appointment times. Our technologies are state-of-the-art; our practice, accredited by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta; and our radiologists, fellowship trained at some of the world’s leading medical institutions. Embracing the latest advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT) technology, Mayfair Diagnostics offers: • Preventative CT Health Assessment Scans • A full complement of Diagnostic Scans (the same radiology services provided in public hospitals – without the wait) • One-on-one consultation with a specialty-trained radiologist at your request. (CT Health Assessment Packages only) • Exceptional service in an inviting, comfortable environment. All services require a referral from your healthcare provider. 2 Computed Tomography (CT) Computed Axial Tomography (CT or CAT) is a computer-enhanced X-Ray study that produces images of the inside of your body. It can be used to evaluate the head, blood vessels, neck, chest, abdomen/pelvis, and bones and joints. With one of the newest CT scanners available – the GE Light-Speed Ultra – Mayfair Diagnostics can create detailed images of almost any organ or bone. CT imaging is one of the best tools for studying the chest and abdomen because it provides detailed, cross-sectional views of all types of tissue. Often, too, it is the preferred method for diagnosing many different cancers (including lung, liver and pancreatic cancer) since the images allow a physician to confirm the presence of a tumor and measure its size, precise location and the extent of the tumor’s involvement with other nearby tissue. CT is also invaluable in diagnosing and treating spinal problems and injuries to the hands, feet and other skeletal structures because it can clearly show even very small bones as well as surrounding tissues such as muscle and blood vessels. Physicians often use CT imaging to plan and properly administer radiation treatments for tumors, plan surgery, measure bone mineral density for the detection of osteoporosis, or quickly identify injuries to the liver, spleen, kidneys or other internal organs in cases of trauma. 3 Coronary CT Angiography Mayfair Diagnostics is pleased to offer Alberta’s first private Coronary CT Angiography, or CCTA – a simple, non-invasive method of examining the coronary vessels that supply blood to the heart. Because CCTA uses Computed Tomography (CT) technology, the procedure is precise, painless, quick, and delivers very accurate results. Starting at age 45 for men and 55 for women, individuals should consider a coronary angiography scan to determine their calcified/non-calcified plaque levels. Screening is especially important for those with increased risk factors, including family history of coronary artery disease, hypertension or risky behavior like smoking or inactivity. Furthermore, CCTA can discover signs of heart disease that would be invisible to EKG’S, stress tests, heart scans (calcium scoring) and even cardiac catheterizations. Cardiovascular disease is the single greatest health problem in Canada and the rest of the developed world. Health Canada suggests 37% of Canadian men and 41% of women will eventually die of some form of cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, eight in ten With advances in medical research, I’m aware, now more than ever, that women are increasingly at risk for heart disease, a condition which was typically thought to be predominantly found in men. Canadians have at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and 11% have three or more risk factors. My health means everything to me, so of course I will take the steps necessary to maintain it. This is why Coronary CT Angiography is the ideal choice in preventative screening. 6 The Virtual Colonoscopy If identified early enough, polyps in the colon – the precursors to cancer – can be removed before they become cancerous. Although the key to surviving colorectal cancer is early detection, the most common diagnostic method – the conventional colonoscopy – is invasive, sometimes incomplete and occasionally complicated by other risk factors. Always on the leading edge of radiology and patient care, Mayfair Diagnostics offers the Virtual Colonoscopy (also called CT Colonography), which overcomes the risks associated with conventional colonoscopy. Major international research hospitals are championing the procedure as being at least as accurate as the conventional method in detecting clinically significant polyps and masses, with the added benefit of not requiring invasive endoscopy. Routine screening of the colon (every five years) should begin at age 50 (age 40 for individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer or other diseases of the bowel). According to the Canadian Cancer Society, colorectal cancer strikes one in 14 Canadian men and one in 15 Canadian women. Sadly, approximately one in 30 will eventually die of the disease, even though the vast majority of these deaths are preventable. 7 My life right now is exactly where I want it. Why wouldn’t I do everything in my power to make it last? My family history puts me at risk of colorectal cancer. When I turned 40 and my doctor recommended screening, he told me about the Virtual Colonoscopy – a less invasive but equally effective alternative to the traditional procedure. The leading edge of medical technology: I like that idea. The Lung Scan After quitting smoking, early detection may be your best defense against lung cancer. Researchers have demonstrated that routine screening reveals most lung cancers while they are potentially curable. In a Cornell study, 90% of the patients whose cancers were found during screening and who opted for surgical removal were still living eight years later. The Lung Scan is very accurate in detecting small lung cancers before they become symptomatic or before they become visible on standard chest X-rays. Early detection of lung cancers can mean a longer life and, in many cases, a cure. These scans should be considered for individuals with a history of heavy smoking or exposure to second-hand smoke. The Canadian Cancer Society estimated that in 2007, 23,300 Canadians would be diagnosed with lung cancer, and 19,900 would die of it. Though it is the most preventable of all cancers, lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. 9 Something to live for? That’s an understatement! The older I get, the more I appreciate how richly rewarding my life really is. I know I can’t change my past, but I can certainly take positive steps today to ensure my future is healthy and happy and that I’m around to enjoy the great gifts life has given me. Health Assessment Scans By pinpointing areas of concern before they become problematic, Mayfair Diagnostics’ Health Assessment Scans can help circumvent disability from heart attack, lung and colon cancer, and other serious illnesses. We designed our medical imaging tests to detect diseases before they cause symptoms and while they can still be treated to improve your health. We offer four Health Assessment packages: • Mayfair ASSURANCE includes Heart, Lung Scans and Virtual Colonoscopy. • Mayfair PREMIER includes Heart, Lung Scans and a diagnostics CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis. This examination is only offered to patients with clinical symptoms in the abdominal or pelvic areas. It requires oral and intravenous contrast. • Mayfair ESSENTIAL includes Coronary CT Angiography and Virtual Colonoscopy. • Mayfair COMPREHENSIVE includes the Mayfair PREMIER plus a Virtual Colonoscopy. “The first wealth is health.” The best thing about being “50 something”? That’s easy: the wisdom that comes with experience. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 Suddenly, just by virtue of being 50, we’re “at risk” for just about everything. But we’ve learned, over the years, that the best way to deal with risk is to meet it head on. Knowing exactly where we stand with respect to our health really helps us sleep at night. 12 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan may be your doctor’s most effective tool in assessing the severity and determining the most effective treatment of delicate injuries in bones and softer tissues like muscle and cartilage. The technology, which uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce very clear images of the human anatomy, is an excellent tool for diagnosing diseases of the brain, spine, skeleton, abdomen and pelvis. MRI is more detailed than conventional technologies like X-Ray. As an example of MRI’s effectiveness in diagnosing sports-related injuries, a 2000 study by Zairul-nizam et al, demonstrated that the accuracy of MRI in detecting meniscal injuries was 80-84% compared to 48-65% for clinical examination. Getting back on track after a sports injury shouldn’t have to be an uphill battle. Being laid up with an injury makes me stir crazy. When something’s slowing me down or keeping me out of the race, I need to know exactly what it is – right now! That’s why my physician relies on diagnostic MRI: it zeroes in on the problem, so we can focus on getting me back on track. 13 Breast MRI Breast MRI is a powerful tool for breast cancer defense and diagnosis. Although mammography remains the standard primary protocol for detecting abnormalities in breast tissue, Breast MRI is ideal for women with sensitive breasts, dense breast tissue or implants, and it is strongly recommended as an additional evaluation tool for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer. Physicians frequently recommend Breast MRI for: •Women with a family history of breast cancer •Detecting abnormalities obscured by bone •Distinguishing between scar tissue and recurrent tumors •Imaging dense breasts •Detecting, locating and staging breast cancer •Determining if cancer has spread •Assessing the effect of chemotherapy • Evaluating the integrity of breast implants To us, “a family history of breast cancer” means we need to be more vigilant than the rest. According to Dr. Stephen Valentine, Co-Director of Mayfair Diagnostics, “A recent study found that MRI scans picked up additional undiagnosed cancers missed by mammography in the opposite breast in three percent of women who had already been diagnosed with cancer in one breast. A significant number of unexpected multifocal cancers were also detected with MRI, changing surgical planning. MRI technology has become an important tool in our efforts to conquer breast cancer.” Supplementing our annual mammograms with a Breast MRI every three years offers us something everyone enjoys…a little extra peace of mind. 16 Your Experience At Mayfair Diagnostics At Mayfair Diagnostics, we support positive steps in personal healthcare by providing a welcoming, comfortable environment for our patients – an environment designed to inspire your confidence and maintain your trust. Comfort and convenience are the hallmarks of our facility. From spacious, secure changing rooms to high-speed data ports in the patient waiting lounge, we haven’t overlooked a single detail. Underground heated parking is plentiful and free. For your added convenience, our Radiology Consultants Associated fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine, vascular lab, mammography, ultrasound and X-ray facility is right next door, and we’re just minutes away from the Rockyview Hospital. Some Answers To Put Your Mind At Ease Do I need a Health Assessment Scan? Most physicians endorse routine screening for most diseases beginning at age 50. For patients with one or more risk factors (a family history of colon cancer or heart disease; a history of diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure; an inactive lifestyle; weight problems; or concerns about abdominal disease, pelvic disease or osteoporosis), screening should begin at age 40. 17 How do I prepare? The Mayfair Heart and Lung Scans require no preparation. For the Virtual Colonoscopy, you must irrigate the colon with laxatives and include temporary changes to your diet (the same preparation as needed for the conventional colonoscopy). What happens during the scan? Each scan lasts only a few minutes. You may have to hold your breath for some of the scanning, but it’s otherwise perfectly comfortable and completely painless. Do I need a referral? The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta requires a referral from your healthcare provider. For the quickest possible service, referrals should be faxed to our Patient Care Coordinator at 403.777.3198. Who will get my results? After your Health Assessment Scan, you will have a one-on-one consultation with a specialty-trained radiologist who will review your images with you (applicable to CT Health Assessment Packages only). We’ll send your healthcare provider a detailed report, usually within 48 hours. 18 Our Specialists Mayfair Diagnostics was established by Radiology Consultants Associated, a group of experienced radiologists whose roots in the community and whose passion for advancing medical science run deep. Radiology Consultants Associated has been proudly serving the Calgary community for over 50 years. Our mission is to provide the highest standard of medical imaging services available. Dr. Philip E. Pattison – Chairman/Co-Director Dr. Pattison received his Fellowship in Body Imaging from the world-renowned Stanford University Medical Center, focusing on imaging of the chest, abdomen and musculoskeletal systems. Dr. Stephen J. Valentine – Co-Director Prior to receiving his Body Imaging Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Valentine received a B.Sc. with distinction and MD from University of Calgary and completed his radiology residency at Queen’s University. Dr. Sarah Koles – Co-Director Dr. Koles obtained her MD at the University of Calgary and went onto complete her residency at the University of Toronto. Following her residency she remained at University of Toronto and received her fellowship in Muskuloskeletal Imaging, covering all aspects of bone, soft tissue and joint imaging. 19 Dr. Peter A. Grant – Radiologist Upon obtaining his MD from University of Toronto in 1991, Dr. Grant completed his radiology residency at Queen’s University in Kingston. He then returned to U of T, completing a Body Imaging Fellowship that focused on CT and Musculoskeletal MRI. Dr. Corinne H. Dyke – Radiologist With a Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging and MRI at University of California (San Diego), Dr. Dyke has a special interest in sports injuries and musculoskeletal trauma. Prior to completing her Fellowship, she completed her radiology residency at University of Toronto. Dr. Richard E. Walker – Radiologist Author of over a dozen authoritative studies and publications on magnetic resonance imaging, Dr. Walker completed his radiology residency at Boston University Medical Centre. Following his residency, he completed his Fellowship training in Musculoskeletal Imaging from Harvard Medical School with a special interest in the imaging of sports injuries and MR arthrography. 20 CT Health Assessment Packages Fee Guide Mayfair ASSURANCE – $1,595 CT Focused Health Scans • Heart and Lung Scans • Virtual Colonoscopy CT Diagnostic Scans Heart $495 Head $370 Lung $495 Chest $500 Virtual Colonoscopy $795 Chest/Abdomen/Pelvis$1,000 Coronary Angiography $1,350 Spine/Bones/Joints $370 Mayfair PREMIER* – $1,595 • Heart and Lung Scans • Diagnostic CT Abdomen/Pelvis Mayfair ESSENTIAL - $1,750 For intravenous contrast, add $125 • Coronary CT Angiography • Virtual Colonoscopy Mayfair COMPREHENSIVE* – $1,995 MRI Diagnostic Scans Head $770 Spine (per region) $770 Breast $770 Bones and Joints $770 Abdomen $770 TMJ $770 Pelvis $770 Vascular $900 Abdomen/Pelvis$1,250 For intravenous contrast, add $250 • The Mayfair PREMIER (Heart, Lung and Abdomen/Pelvis Scans) • Virtual Colonoscopy * Patients who are interested in health assessment scans often have additional symptoms that warrant a dedicated, diagnostic evaluation. We believe that a diagnostic CT scan of the abdomen/pelvis is the most accurate examination to evaluate potential abnormalities (generally considered more accurate than sonography). If you book an MRI exam in conjunction with one of the above Health Assessment packages, you will receive a 25% discount on the cost of your MRI. Prices subject to change without notice. 21 Call 403.777.4MRI (4674) or 1.877.4CT.4MRI Know. Now. Glenmore Tr. Macleod Trail Elbow Drive 14 Street SW 120 Mayfair Place, 6707 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB Call 403.777.4MRI (4674) or 1.877.4CT.4MRI www.mayfairdiagnostics.com Official Diagnostic Imaging provider to the Calgary Flames and the Calgary Stampeders.
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