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2014 August

22 Aug

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Ever wondered what different foods look like visualized by an MRI?

August 22, 2014 | By |

By this point you may have noticed that we’ve been featuring several unique artistic uses of diagnostic imaging on our blog as of late (see our past posts about peering inside ancient objects using x-rays, unusual x-rays, the radiologist selfie, and x-ray GIFs of the human body in motion).

This time around we found MRI technologist Andy Ellison’s blog “Inside Insides”, where he gives us an “under the skin” look at various foods that are all around us.

According to Wikipedia, an MRI (which is short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is:

medical imaging technique used in radiology to investigate the anatomy and physiology of the body in both health and disease. MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields and radiowaves to form images of the body. The technique is widely used in hospitals for medical diagnosis, staging of disease and for follow-up without exposure to ionizing radiation.

At Pureform & PureKids Radiology, we don’t perform MRI’s (but we do perform ultrasound, x-ray, mammography, and bone density at all of our clinics).

Banana

 

Garlic

 

Jackfruit

Pineapple

Onion

Passion Fruit

Starfruit

Strawberries

Tomato

 Pumpkin

Watermelon

Corn

 

19 Aug

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X-Ray GIFs of the Human Body in Motion

August 19, 2014 | By |

Wow!  We recently stumbled on Dr. Weiss and Cameron Drake’s work where they converted video clips of body parts in motion into looping GIFs.  They were just too good not to share!

You can view the original blog post by Dr. Weiss here!

 

Just a reminder: the beauty of the human body is absolutely mesmerizing. 

12 Aug

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Batting for Breast Cancer

August 12, 2014 | By |

According to Alberta Health Services Screening for Life Program; Breast Cancer in Alberta is the second-most common cancer diagnosed in women after skin cancer – 1 in 8 Albertan women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

This past weekend we had the great honour of participating in the Batting Against Breast Cancer Slo-Pitch Tournament.  While our team wasn’t necessarily rooting for 1st place in the competition, we did have a great time raising funds and awareness for breast cancer.

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Speaking of Breast Cancer Screening, earlier this year we were featured in the AirdrieLife Magazine, where Sherry Shaw-Froggatt visited us in Airdrie for her mammogram.  We’ve embedded Sherry’s article below.

 

01 Aug

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August Long Weekend Hours

August 1, 2014 | By |

A friendly reminder of our upcoming hours throughout the August Long Weekend:

  • We will be closed on Saturday August 2, 2014.
  • All of our clinics will be closed on Monday August 4, 2014.

Regular hours at all of our locations will resume Tuesday August 5, 2014!

We hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend!