The CDC Team: Experience plus Expertise

The radiologists who interpret scans at Canada Diagnostic Centres all work, teach and do research at two of BC’s best-known teaching hospitals: Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital.

What does this mean for our patients and their physicians? Our radiologists are at the forefront of the latest developments in advanced diagnostic imaging and read a high volume of specialized cases each year.Our radiologists also bring a variety of sub-specialty skills to Canada Diagnostic relating to musculoskeletal, neurologic, breast and abdominal diagnostic imaging. They use a team approach and are able to consult freely with each other in the event of challenging cases. This depth and breadth of knowledge greatly benefits our patients and their doctors.

Canada Diagnostic Centre radiologists are diligent in maintaining ongoing professional development and are involved with teaching continuing medical education to their radiology colleagues.

Gordon Andrews

Bruce Forster

Ian Gardiner

Timothy O’Connell

Hugue Ouellette

Our Technologists

 

GORDON ANDREWS, MD FRCP(C)

Radiologist
Medical Director of Canada Diagnostic Centres (BC) Ltd.

 

Dr. Gordon Andrews is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia as well as Site Head for the Department of Radiology at UBC Hospital. He is the Director of the Comprehensive MRI Fellowship program at UBC. Dr. Andrews is active staff at both Vancouver General and UBC Hospitals and serves as Chief Operating Officer of Vancouver Imaging.

Dr. Andrews graduated from Medicine and completed his radiology residency at the University of Saskatchewan, followed by a fellowship in MR imaging at the University of British Columbia. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal, neurological and emergency radiology. He is involved in both teaching and research and has won several awards for his teaching work with radiology residents..

 

BRUCE FORSTER, MD FRCP(C)

Radiologist

Dr. Forster is Chairman of Radiology at UBC Hospital & School of Medicine as well as Chief of Radiology at both Vancouver General and UBC Hospitals. In addition to his role as Professor at the UBC Department of Radiology, he practices radiology at both Vancouver General and UBC Hospitals.

He is the Director of the UBC Hospital Comprehensive MRI Fellowship program and the former Medical Director of Canada Diagnostic Centres Vancouver. Dr. Forster was the Head of Medical Imaging for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Dr. Forster is the author of over 80 scientific abstracts and papers on radiology topics in the peer-reviewed literature, and has written over 60 educational scientific exhibits on MRI and CT. Dr. Forster is also a reviewer for national and international scientific journals.

Dr. Forster is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine, where he also completed his radiology residency. He has a special interest in MRI of central nervous and musculoskeletal system, functional MRI and MR angiography, and MR Spectroscopy. He is one of three radiologists at Canada Diagnostic Centres qualified to assess breast MRI cases.

 

TIMOTHY O’CONNELL, MD FRCP (C)

Radiologist
Clinical instructor UBC

Dr. O’Connell is a radiologist with the Vancouver Imaging group, serving Vancouver General Hospital/University of British Columbia Hospital and also performing diagnostic and interventional services at Vancouver’s Canada Diagnostic Centre.

Dr. O’Connell holds an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Dalhousie University, and worked for Nortel Networks and Bell Canada before returning to Medical School at the University of Toronto in 2003.

After completing his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of British Columbia in 2012, Dr. O’Connell undertook a fellowship in Emergency/Trauma Imaging and Imaging Informatics at Harvard University/Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston in 2013.  His interests are quality and safety, imaging/clinical informatics, and Emergency/Trauma imaging.

 

HUGUE OUELLETTE, MD FRCP(C)

Radiologist

Dr. Ouellette is a Musculoskeletal Radiologist at both Vancouver General and UBC Hospitals. He is Assistant Professor at the UBC Department of Radiology. He graduated from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine and also completed his residency there.

Before coming to Vancouver, Dr. Ouellette was a Musculoskeletal Radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and remains a visiting lecturer and Assistant Professor at Mount Auburn Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Ouellette is the Book Review Editor for Radiology, the most widely distributed Radiology journal worldwide. He is also an American Board of Radiology examiner in Musculoskeletal Radiology. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and four books including the Musculoskeletal: Expert Consult and the bestselling Clinical Radiology Made Ridiculously Simple.

 

IAN GARDINER, MD FRCP(C)

Radiologist
Breast Imaging Director of Canada Diagnostic Centres

Dr. Gardiner is a former Clinical Assistant Professor at the UBC Department of Radiology and a breast imaging consultant at the Specialist Referral Clinic. In the past he was the Chief Screener at the Screening Mammography Program of BC’s Broadway location and Director of the Vancouver Breast Centre.

Dr. Gardiner graduated from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine in 1989. He completed his residency in radiology and fellowship in body imaging a few years later at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Gardiner’s area of expertise is medical breast imaging, including mammography, ultrasound and MRI.

 

Our Technologists

DEAN MALPAS, RTR

Lead CT Technologist

Trained at S.A.I.T (South Australian Institute of Technology) Dean received his Diploma in Medical Radiography in 1970. He then worked as Chief X-ray Technologist at the 1st Australian Field Hospital in Vietnam in 1971, from there Dean moved on to become the Senior X-ray Technologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide South Australia from 1972-1991 when he made the move to Vancouver. Working in the Neuro-Radiology Department at Vancouver General Hospital Dean held the position of CT Technologist/Angiographer until 2003 when he became part of the Canada Diagnostic Centres team. Dean has been the Lead CT Technologist here at Canada Diagnostic Centres for the last 5 years and is a member of BCAMRT.

 

JOHN POLLOCK, RTR, RTMR

Lead MRI Technologist

John Pollock has been the Lead MR Technologist at Canada Diagnostic Centres since 2002. After graduating from BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology) in 1995 with his Medical Radiography Diploma John began working at Vancouver General Hospital. From 1995 to present John has worked in many areas of Radiology including, CT scan, MRI, Cardiac Cath lab and Radiography. John is committed to staying at the top of his field and continues to attend courses and conferences such as CAMRT; to upgrade his skills and keep on top of advancements in imaging.

 

IRISH ROSE MACALINO RTR, RTMR

After getting her certification in Radiography from Red River College in Winnipeg MB in 2004, and then being certified in MRI in 2005, Irish worked as an x-ray tech at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. Before joining the Canada Diagnostic MRI team, Irish worked at Royal Columbian & Surrey Memorial Hospitals as both a CT and MRI technologist.

 

DIANA KORLAET, CRGS, PGDIPAPPSC (MEDICAL ULTRASOUND)

Diana Korlaet has specialized in sonography (ultrasound) since 1991. She received her training at Queensland University of Technology in Australia, with a post-graduate diploma in applied science. Diana has specialty training in musculoskeletal, abdominal/pelvic, vascular, cardiac and breast imaging. In addition, she worked with Philips Healthcare as an applications specialist for ultrasound. Diana has worked as a sonographer in two of BC’s leading teaching hospitals: St. Paul’s and UBC Hospital where she continues to work.