CANCER SCREENING IN VANCOUVER
Premier Diagnostic Center has been performing PET/CT scans on an immediate basis in Burnaby, British Columbia since 2010. In 2000, they began scanning with the first PET machine in Canada, and obtained the first license to produce FDG.
Premier provides Ga68 PSMA imaging for Prostate Cancer, Alzheimer Amyloid scans using Amyvid, Neuraceq, and Flutemetamol, Cardiac Sarcoidosis 18F-FDG imaging, Neurology protocols, including TBI, CTE, and PTSD with FDG, Oncology FDG scans and is participating in multiple international clinical trials.
Medical Director, Dr Raj Attariwala Ph.D., MD FRCPC FANM, is dual board certified in Canada and the USA in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and has a PhD in Bio-Medical Engineering. His experience includes Memorial Sloan Kettering, UCLA, and Northwestern in Chicago.
In addition, Dr Robert Tarzwell MD, FRCPC (Nuclear Medicine, Psychiatry) is a Clinical Assistant Professor – Department of Psychiatry with Cross Appointment – Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine University of British Columbia.
Fully experienced clinic staff have international PET/CT and clinical trial experience with a focus on patient care and comfort.
Conveniently located near the Number 1 Highway and Willingdon Avenue, our clinic is easily accessed from anywhere in the Metro Vancouver area.
Non-Executive Voluntary Chair of the Board of our parent, Premier Diversified Holdings Inc.
Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, M.D., FRCP, FRCP(C)
Dr. Sutcliffe is highly regarded as a leader in cancer control. His training has encompassed internal medicine, scientific research, and medical and radiation oncology in Canada, the USA, the UK, and South Africa. Dr. Sutcliffe has held staff appointments at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital (London, England), Princess Margaret Hospital/Ontario Cancer Institute, and the BC Cancer Agency. Dr. Sutcliffe was awarded the Queen Elizabeth 50th Jubilee Gold Medal in 2003, and the Terry Fox Award of the BC Medical Association in 2009 for his lifetime services to cancer control. Dr. Sutcliffe acted as the President and CEO of the BC Cancer Agency from 2000 to 2009. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of the Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital, from 1994 to 1996. He chairs the Board of the Institute for Health Systems Transformation and Sustainability; he is President of the International Cancer Control Congress Association, and of the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research – Canada Branch (Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration); he is a Senior Advisor to the Terry Fox Research Institute; and he is Chief Medical Officer for Qu Biologics Inc. and Omnitura Inc. He is a past Chair of the Board of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC, 2009-2012), he is a past Chair of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR, 2006-7), and he has served on the Boards of CPAC, MSFHR and Genome BC. Dr. Sutcliffe is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia and an Associate Scientist with the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at the BC Cancer Agency.
Medical Director of the Premier Diagnostic Center
Dr. Rajpaul Attariwala
Dr. Attariwala, MD, PhD is a dual board certified radiologist and nuclear medicine physician who is certified in both Canada and the United States. He is a currently also a director at AIM Medical Imaging, and he has given presentations at numerous international conferences.
He received his formal training at UBC, along with specialized medical training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre (New York), UCLA, and USC. He also holds a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL). Dr. Attariwala will bring expertise in many diagnostic protocols, and Premier will provide additional leading technology imaging options for the medical community and their patients.