October 26, 2005 11:58 ET

Media Invitation - Neuroimaging Department Opening

Technology + Brains = Canada's Foremost Neuroimaging Department Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Health/Medical Editor, News Editor, Science Editor TORONTO, ON--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 26, 2005) - You are invited for a unique behind the scenes look at Canada's foremost Neuroimaging Department as we celebrate it's official opening on:

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2005

Time: 10:15 a.m.

Toronto Western Hospital,
399 Bathurst Street (at Dundas), Nassau Street Entrance
Atrium Elevators, 3rd Floor McLaughlin Pavilion

Interview Opportunities:
Dr. Karel TerBrugge, Head, Division of Neuroradiology, Toronto Western Hospital and The David Braley and Nancy Gordon Chair in Interventional Neuroradiology, University of Toronto.
Known as "the glue man" for pioneering the use of Krazy Glue to block blood vessels in babies born with a potentially fatal abnormal network of blood vessels in the head, Dr. TerBrugge is the visionary behind the Toronto Western Hospital's neuroimaging department.

Elliot Raphael, 58, Business Owner, Father, Grandfather and Patient with dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF)
When Elliot first experienced sudden and violent headaches in February 2004 he thought it was nothing more than a passing ailment he could wait out. It wasn't long before the pain returned and he was referred to the AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation) Clinic at TWH where he was diagnosed with DAVF, a condition that would put him at extremely high risk of a stroke. Today, after three embolizations and neurosurgery he is free from DAVF and is back to living his life as he knew it.

Photo opportunities:
Tour of Neuroimaging Department including:
· The world's only integrated 3T MRI and angiography/surgical suite
· Ontario's only Gamma Knife
· A state of the art 64-slice CT scanner


Contact Information

  • Tracy Chisholm, Senior Public Affairs Advisor, Toronto Western Hospital
    Primary Phone: 416-603-5323
    Secondary Phone: 416-790-1399