Mid-Islanders have an alternative for MRI scans

Vancouver Island MRI’s 1.5T MR System is comparable to or exceeds hospital-grade scanners. - Photo submitted
Vancouver Island MRI’s 1.5T MR System is comparable to or exceeds hospital-grade scanners.
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There’s an alternative for mid and northern Vancouver Islanders to travelling to Victoria, Vancouver or further for quality MRI scans.

Vancouver Island MRI provides mid and northern Vancouver Island residents with comprehensive scanning services in Courtenay.

“Using a powerful 1.5T GE MR System we can offer physicians and our clients high resolution scans that are comparable to or exceeding hospital grade scans,” says Nick Joblin, Vancouver Island MRI’s executive director.

“Our scans give clients and physicians the detailed information required to determine the optimal treatment that will lead to a timely recovery,”  Joblin said. “We can arrange for your MRI scan within a week of receiving a requisition form from your physician.”

As a senior account manager (diagnostic imaging products) for Siemens Canada Ltd., Nick introduced new MR technologies to the market place and implemented new advanced applications, both diagnostic and therapeutic in nature.

“I’m enjoying working the other side of the fence,” says Joblin, “using my years of MR experience to deliver the service for those in need rather than delivering the equipment.

“We purchased an MR system recently and arranged for its installation in Courtenay.

“We’ve gone through weeks of trials and are very pleased with the results; quality scans that are easy to analyze in determining the best course of action to take.”

Vancouver Island MRI is at 1211 Ryan Road in Courtenay.

To learn more about their services, go to

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