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

Hugue Ouellette

Emily Pang

Our Technologists



Medical Director of Canada Diagnostic Centres (BC) Ltd.


Dr. Gordon Andrews is a Clinical 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 on staff at both Vancouver General and UBC Hospitals and serves as the 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.




Dr. Forster is Chairman of the UBC Department of Radiology and Academic Director of the UBC Faculty of Medicine Office of Education Innovation. 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 former Medical Director of Canada Diagnostic Centres Vancouver, the previous Regional Department Head for VCH-PHC Medical Imaging, and was the Head of Medical Imaging for the 2010 Winter Olympic/Paralympic Games.


Dr. Forster is the author of over 135 scientific manuscripts on radiology topics in the peer reviewed literature, and has written over 120 educational scientific exhibits on MRI and CT. He has delivered >350 lectures worldwide, and has been Visiting Professor in Canada, the US, Mexico, South America, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, Sweden, Russia and the Middle East. He is a past member of the Canadian Association of Radiologists Board of Directors, and currently serves as the President of the Canadian Radiologic Foundation.


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.




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.




Dr. Pang is a staff radiologist at Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital, specializing in Abdominal Radiology. She is also a clinical assistant professor with the University of British Columbia. She received her medical degree from the University of British Columbia and completed radiology residency at the University of Toronto, followed by an Abdominal Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Fellowship at Vancouver General Hospital.


She is currently a Masters degree candidate in Health Economics, Policy and Management at the London School of Economics. Her clinical interests include abdominal and pelvic MRI, ultrasound elastography, imaging of liver and prostate cancer, and healthcare quality improvement/cost-effectiveness.



Breast Imaging Director of Canada Diagnostic Centres

Dr. Gardiner is a 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


CT / 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.



CT / MRI Technologist

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 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.