For Physicians

X-Ray services are currently unavailable at our Airdrie location due to scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

We pride ourselves on direct lines of communication and personal touch to ensure your questions are answered and your patients receive the best care available. Our radiologists and technologists have distinct competencies in Pediatrics, Women’s Health, and MSK.

With our all-new PureResults service, reports and images are available in real-time with nothing to download or install.

Same-day and next-day appointments are generally available for your patients at all four of our locations. We work to ensure there are spaces available for urgent and STAT cases – please call ahead to ensure your patients are seen in a timely manner.

All pediatric cases are read exclusively by the same radiologists who work at the Alberta Children’s Hospital – an unmatched level of pediatric imaging expertise in Alberta.

We’re able to access your patient’s prior images both locally and nationally so referring to Pureform & PureKids Radiology is simple.

Biopsies, pain injections and interventional procedures are performed at all four of our clinics.

Pureform Radiology Stat Exams

At Pureform Radiology we are often referred to as your Emergency Specialists, being able to fit in your Urgent exams. As a Physician you may have certain cases that you would like done Stat, below is a list of procedures that our booking department flags to get in as soon as possible.

Adult
  • DVT
  • Torsion – Ovarian or Testicular
  • Third trimester scan – BPP with  acute onset of symptoms
  • Ectopic – high suspicion with symptoms
  • Achilles tendon for rupture
  • OBS – no fetal heart heard, bleeding
  • Appendix – high suspicion of appendicitis  and acute pain
Pediatric
  • Intussusception
  • Torsion – Ovarian or Testicular
  • Appendix

We are committed to providing your patients’ images and reports in real-time to improve the timeliness and quality of patient care that you are able to deliver to your patients. PureResults, our state-of-the-art digital reporting system, is proudly offered to all of our referring physicians and clinics. Images and reports are delivered in real-time and can be securely accessed from any modern PC, Mac, smartphone, or tablet. Best of all, there is nothing to install or maintain. Simply better patient care.

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Secure, real-time result and image availability.

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Works on any PC, Mac, smart-phone, or tablet.

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Nothing to install, manage or maintain.

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No more CDs or cumbersome viewing software.

Reference Material

Breast Tomosynthesis An, Additional Screening Tool

Car Practice Guidelines And Technical Standards For Breast Imaging And Intervention

Elastography In The Technically Difficult Patient

Third Trimester Fetal Well Being Studies Criteria And Managing Results Clinical Practice Guideline 2017

Ultrasound For Twin And Multiple Pregnancies Clinical Practical Guideline June 2017

Alberta Medical Association Guidelines

Summary of BI-RADS Categories

BI-RADS 0 Further Workup Required
BI-RADS 1 Negative
BI-RADS 2 Benign Finding
BI-RADS 3 Probably Benign Finding: Short term follow-up recommended
BI-RADS 4 Suspicious Abnormality: Biopsy recommended
BI-RADS 5 Highly Suggestive of Malignancy: Biopsy recommended
BI-RADS 6 Known Biopsy: Proven malignancy



Breast Imaging Referral Guidelines

Pureform and PureKids Radiology adheres to the Canadian Association of Radiologist Guidelines (September 2016). These guidelines state the optimal interval of mammography screening for a woman of average risk in the following categories:

Asymptomatic women 40 to 49 years should undergo screening mammography every year

Asymptomatic women aged 50 to 74 should undergo screening mammography every one to two years

Women over the age of 74 should have screening mammography at one to two-year intervals if they are in good general health

Patients may not fall into the average risk category for reasons such as dense breast tissue or a family history of breast cancer. These patients will be recalled appropriately.

Alberta Health continues to fund annual screening mammograms in the province if requested by the referring physician or patient.