MRI technology offers unsurpassed flexibility and accuracy in assessment of human body. Dr. Khashy is a Harvard-trained MRI expert, experienced in both state-of-the-art MRI clinical practice and MRI education at local, national and international levels. He combines his experience in value-based MRI with state-of-the-art MRI technology to bring the most advanced clinical exams to our patients.
At ISMI, we bring our patients the cutting-edge advantage of “Abbreviated breast MRI”. We combine state-of-the-art MRI technology at our trusted clinics with the expertise of our fellowship-trained, subspecialty breast radiologist(s) to offer the best screening test for women with dense breasts or at high risk for breast cancer in an affordable, rapidly accessible fashion.
At ISMI, we combine state-of-the-art MRI technology at our trusted clinics with the newer, less invasive technique of scanning the prostate without the need for intravenous contrast, therefore preventing the unpleasant experience of a needle in your arms, and the probability of adverse reactions to contrast.
All our patients’ prostate MRIs will be interpreted by Dr. Khashy. Dr. Khashy received his fellowship training in prostate MRI at Harvard University’s BIDMC, with a team of pioneering physicists and radiologists. In 2015 He later developed the prostate MRI program at University of Massachusetts. Since 2011, Dr. Khashy has interpreted more than 3,000 prostate MRI exams, and counting.
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Fatty liver disease has been called the silent epidemic. It is a growing condition that affects 20% of Canadians, including children and young adults. Untreated, it can lead to liver failure and liver cancer.
Accurate measurement of liver fat is now possible using state-of-the-art MRI techniques. This technique is increasingly replacing liver biopsy in clinical practice and research. Liver MRI for measurement of fat is non-invasive, does not carry the complications of liver biopsy, and allows assessment of entire liver tissue, instead of only a tiny piece of biopsy material.
This MRI exam does not require intravenous contrast, and can be completed in less than 10 minutes.
Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common condition, affecting up to 25% of women and up to 45% of women 50 years or older.
It causes abnormalities of bladder and bowel storage and emptying and pelvic pain, leading to difficulty in urinating or to have a bowel movement, urine or stool leakage, pelvic prolapse or pain during sexual activity.
The personal burden of pelvic floor dysfunction can range from slight embarrassment to intolerable social and psychological problems. It can be a disabling, long-standing and frustrating medical condition. It puts significant financial burden on the health care system (1).
If you have symptoms of pelvic floor problem, speak to a family doctor or colorectal surgeon about whether you may benefit from a pelvic floor MRI.
All our patients’ pelvic floor MRIs will be interpreted by Dr. Khashy. Dr. Khashy is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) Pelvic Floor Disorders Consortium (PFDC) Working Group on MRI of Pelvic Floor Disorders. In 2017 he developed the pelvic floor MRI program at the University of Massachusetts and made this advanced test available to Montreal’s patients at RadiMed West Island in 2019. To the best of our knowledge, this test is only available to our patients at this clinic.
Since 2017, Dr. Khashy has interpreted more than 100 pelvic floor MRI exams, and counting.
Using advanced technology for the early detection of disease is more complicated than it seems. To begin with, the scientific evidence is complex (1). Furthermore, different individuals have different health preferences and risk habits (2). Many companies add to this complexity by either fear-based or false-hope direct-to-consumer marketing. Finally, interpretation of these exams requires niche radiology expertise and clearly established investigation and referral pathways.
There is no single “magic” technology to provide a “clean bill of health” with a single exam. The first step in determining whether any technology, including screening CT and MRI scans, is appropriate for a patient is a detailed conversation between the doctor and the patient.
It is naive and misleading to think that one can walk into a clinic and walk out with a comprehensive “healthy” stamp. One conversation Dr. Khashy had with a patient requesting a whole-body MRI lasted more than 2.5 hours. And this was a conversation between a radiologist and a specialist surgeon!!
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler” (3).
At ISMI, we understand our patients’ desire for precision medicine and quantified health. The combination of our state-of-the-art and quantitaive scans, including all appropriate modalities (ultrasound, CT scan, MRI) serves to detect life-threatening conditions such as aneurysms, cardiovascular disease, and cancer at their earliest stages. This allows for slowing or even reversal of chronic changes, for example, heart and brain vascular disease, or cancer detection with the intention to cure at the earliest stages.