MedRay MRI is BC's leading private diagnostic imaging facility. Located in Coquitlam, BC, we offer MRI scans to patients all over Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Our MRI scan machine is a GE Sigma HD high resolution 1.5T magnet, which delivers high definition images for the most accurate diagnosis of a number of medical conditions and injuries, helping our patients get back to work, play and life!
MedRay's CORE PURPOSE is to preserve and improve the health and quality of life of every patient through exceptional medical imaging. We achieve this goal by providing patients with immediate access to high quality care in a welcoming, comfortable environment. As soon as you have a referral from your doctor, you can get an MRI scan. This means a quicker diagnosis, faster start and greater peace of mind when deciding your course of treatment.
At MedRay MRI, we perform an extensive range of MRI scans, including head, neck, shoulder, spine, knee, ankle, breast, abdomen, bone marrow and pelvis. MedRay's radiologists are extensively trained and experienced in neuro radiology, body, musculoskeletal, and breast MRI.
Coquitlam, Vancouver and Port Moody, BC Digital X-Ray
In digital radiography the X-ray picture is recorded and stored on a computer rather than on an X-ray film during a conventional X-ray. The X-ray procedure is the same, but MedRay just replaced the film with a digital sensor. This makes X-rays of areas like the chest, spine, limbs or abdomen available immediately.
Some of the benefits of digital radiography compared to traditional X-ray exams:
- Excellent image quality
- Less radiation
- Easier storage and transfer of images to other physicians
- Fewer repeated X-rays due to faulty processing
- Multiple copies of the X-rays can be made and sent, with no risk of the original X-ray exam being lost or damaged during transition
- Less harmful to the environment- toxic chemicals used to manufacture and develop X-ray film are not used
Port Moody, Coquitlam and Vancouver, BC Ultrasound
Ultrasound is a specialized diagnostic medical procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves. Ultrasound produces dynamic visual images of tissue, blood flow and organs inside the body. Ultrasound may be used to examine various parts of the body such as the abdomen, female reproductive organs, pelvis, breast, scrotum, thyroid and more. Diagnostic ultrasound during a woman's pregnancy can be done for numerous indications and can provide information on the health of both the mother and the unborn baby. During your pregnancy, your doctor may want you to have an ultrasound in order to:
- Evaluate early pregnancy
- Estimate and confirm gestational age
- Monitor the baby's growth
- Check baby's development and viability
- Check for the position of placenta
- Check amniotic fluid levels
- Check for twin pregnancy
At MedRay Imaging, we can reveal the gender of your baby during 2D ultrasounds that are performed at 20 weeks or later. There is no need to pay for an another ultrasound to determine your baby's sex. However, if you want to start your baby's first photo album early on you may be interested in our 3D/4D ultrasound option.
If you need a diagnostic ultrasound, rest assured, it is not invasive and not painful at all. There is no ionizing radiation used with ultrasound, which is found in x-rays. Ultrasound has proven to be very safe and there are no risks to a pregnant woman or her unborn baby. Diagnostic ultrasound exams that are offered at MedRay in Coquitlam, Port Moody and Vancouver include:
Abdomen Ultrasound at MedRay
- Abdominal Wall
- Pregnant uterus and fetus within
- Uterus and Ovaries
- Soft tissue masses anywhere in the body
- Breast axilla
- Chest wall
MedRay Imaging houses the Screening Mammography Program of British Columbia. Screening mammograms are recommended after age 40 for healthy women with no known breast problems who don't have a family history of breast cancer or breast implants, every one or two years.