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17 Oct

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Real-Time X-Ray Wait Times

October 17, 2014 | By |

We are really excited to announce our brand new X-Ray Wait Time Tool – designed to provide an estimate of the wait times for walk-in x-ray at each of our clinics.

We knew there had to be a better way to provide our patients with an estimate of walk-in X-Ray wait times, and when we couldn’t find any solution that fit our needs we built it ourselves!

During our regular business hours wait times are updated roughly every 10 minutes. (Actual times to be seen in clinic may vary based on specific procedures or other circumstances).

A friendly reminder In order to ensure that you can get your X-Ray done before the end of the day please arrive at least 30 minutes before closing!

Real-Time X-Ray Wait Times



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Please arrive at least 30 minutes before closing to ensure your exam can be completed. X-Ray wait times are updated every 10 minutes and reflect our best estimate of in-clinic wait times. Actual times may vary based on specific procedures or other circumstances.

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. 

25 Jul

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Canada Day Parade

July 25, 2014 | By |

Once again we had the great pleasure of taking part in the annual Canada Day Parade in Airdrie! Special thanks to our volunteers and everyone who came out to share some coffee, cupcakes, face-painting, and laughs with us! Our Thank-you Airdrie campaign is still in full swing; learn more at WeLoveAirdrie.com!

 

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17 Jun

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The Radiologist Selfie

June 17, 2014 | By |

The “selfie”, a socially shared digital self-portrait has proliferated in the past few years with the introduction of photo-sharing sites like Instagram and Facebook.  According to Wikipedia, “By 2013, the word “selfie” had become commonplace enough to be monitored for inclusion in the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary. In November 2013, the word “selfie” was announced as being the “word of the year” by the Oxford English Dictionary, which gave the word itself an Australian origin.”

It therefore seems fitting that Radiologists (or perhaps even the X-Ray Technologists) would want to take a selfie of their own, using a medium that they’re most comfortable with.

Radiologist Selfie

Radiologist Selfie

(We of course wouldn’t ever suggest taking a picture like this, as it goes against every principle of maintaining the lowest radiation dose possible.  It would seem there is no medically relevant reason for an image like this.  We’d hope that this was a great photoshop job created for amusement and entertainment only.) 

09 Jun

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Unusual X-Rays

June 9, 2014 | By |

Turns out photographer David Maisel isn’t the only artist who enjoys using x-rays to create wonderfully detailed prints of unusual objects.  We came across an article that documents how artist Nick Veasey uses X-Rays to image larger-than-life objects, including that massive Boeing 777 at the top of this post.

Nick uses a custom concrete structure he calls the “Black Box” to safely contain the radiation when exposing his uniquely massive objects.

We like his take on why he has chosen to use X-Ray as his medium of choice:

“I love the medium because in an often superficial world, it strips away all the superficial skin of the subject and concentrates on what it’s made from.”

You can find Nick’s new book X-Ray: See Through the World Around You on Amazon, and read the full Fast Company article here.

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25 Sep

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Artember in Airdrie

September 25, 2013 | By |

Pureform & PureKids is proud to participate in ARTember 2013 – a celebration of the Arts in Airdrie for 17 days throughout September.

We are host to some fantastic artwork in our Airdrie clinic and welcome the public to come check it out!

More information can be found on the ARTember website here.

19 Sep

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Signage updates

September 19, 2013 | By |

Sometimes things need updating to make them more useful. Our large pylon sign off 130 avenue was one of these things and received a facelift this past week.

Patients should find it much easier to spot our sign while driving to the SouthTrail clinic. Our old hard-to-spot sign didn’t tell you much about what we did either – the face of our new sign proudly (and clearly) reads RADIOLOGY.

The prerequisite “Before” shot:

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And now for the great unveiling:

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A big thanks goes out to our friends at AllRush for their exceptional workmanship!

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29 Aug

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Back to School Already?!

August 29, 2013 | By |

It is hard to believe that August is coming to a close and students are heading back to their schools for the fall.  Soon enough the leaves will begin changing to their respective fall colors as the evenings bring with them the familiar chill of wintertime.

At Pureform & PureKids Radiology we’re proud to support the Calgary’s Child magazine.  Calgary’s Child is a fantastic resource for any parent (or soon to be parent!).  The magazine covers a variety of topics ranging from a run-down of summer camp options, back-to-school tips, and valuable parenting resources.

You can view the most recent edition of their magazine online by clicking here, or pick up a copy from one of our clinics!

You can like them on Facebook here or follow them on Twitter here.

22 Aug

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We’re Hiring an HR Professional!

August 22, 2013 | By |

We’re currently looking to recruit an exceptional HR professional to work with us at Pureform & PureKids Radiology.

Pureform and PureKids Radiology is a growing diagnostic imaging practice comprised of three clinics located in the SouthTrail, Crowfoot and Airdrie areas. We have a workforce of approximately forty engaged professionals providing caring expertise to patients through all phases of life. Pureform seeks a Human Resources professional to assist the Managing Director in shaping Pureform’s culture and establishing a progressive Human Resources platform.

This position will appeal to a HR professional who has had solid generalist experience with specific focus on staffing, organization development or training and who no longer wishes to work a full-time schedule. Pureform is ready to accommodate you, your family and your active lifestyle.

Requisite qualifications and characteristics:

Progressive Human Resources experience in the medical or professional services industry
Staffing, OD, Training, Rewards and HRIS postings
Creative, competent and confident
Organized, analytical and a perfectionist
Practical, accountable and energized

Interested? Qualified candidates should send their resume to Fulcrum Advisory Services Inc. c/o [email protected] We will reply to candidates warranting a pre-scree interview only.

21 Aug

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We’re Renovating at SouthTrail!

August 21, 2013 | By |

At Pureform & PureKids Radiology we’ve been active in the Calgary community for 5 years this August.  To celebrate our anniversary we’re…. painting!  While a fresh look is exciting we do apologize for our work-in-progress while we freshen our facilities.

Just one of many ways that Pureform & PureKids Radiology is changing the way we do business to serve our patients better.