Dr. Maurice Anidjar, Chief of the Department of Urology, destroys prostate cancer cells by performing a minimally invasive procedure known as irreversible electroporation (IRE). Irreparable holes are created in the cells by an electrical field that is created by encircling the tumour with electrodes. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
May 2024Spotlight feature

Improved surgical procedures offer new hope in treating prostate cancer

Minimally invasive procedures—one new, one upgraded—are viable alternatives to radical surgery and radiation therapy.

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During surgery at the JGH, Dr. Jason Bayne (left) and Dr. Robert James Doonan—both vascular surgeons—use IVUS technology to determine whether a tear exists in an artery where a stent had previously been placed. To generate images of the patient’s vascular system with heightened clarity, a catheter with an ultrasound probe at its tip is inserted into an artery in the groin and is then guided to the iliac artery in the abdomen. After examining the IVUS images on a high-resolution screen, the surgeons discover a tear that had not been visible in an angiogram (a type of x-ray). As a result, the surgeons decide to implant a new stent near the older one. {Click on the image to enlarge it.)
January 2024News

JGH is first hospital in Quebec to use ultrasound imaging in vascular surgery

For the first time in Quebec, vascular surgeons are using ultrasound imaging to view blood vessels with greater clarity to improve the quality of surgical procedures.

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Jean-Olivier Caron at the entrance to the Human Resources Department at the JGH.
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealOctober 2023

Helping staff make a smooth transition to the Connected Health Record

Ensuring that staff feel properly trained, guided and supported is essential in their transition to the Connected Health Record.

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Jacques Laporte, Chief Information Officer for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, in a server room at the JGH.
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealJuly 2023

Relying on IT for technical support of the Connected Health Record

As the launch of the Connected Health Record gets closer, the IT Department is playing a key role in such areas as cyber-security, user authentication and connectivity.

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Dr. Kaelan Gobeil Odai (centre), a resident in emergency medicine, intubates a manikin during an exercise in the JGH’s new Emergency Medicine Simulation Centre. Assisting him are Respiratory Therapist Irina Potlog (left) and Charbel Atallah, an Interim Nurse Consultant in the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit, (Click on this photo to enlarge it.)
July 2023News

New simulation centre helps prepare Emergency staff for difficult real-life cases

A new Emergency Medicine Simulation Centre that’s bright, roomy and technologically sophisticated has opened at the JGH.

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Chantal Desmarais, Coordinator of Medical Records
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealMay 2023

Protecting confidentiality of users’ health information in the Connected Health Record

Chantal Desmarais, Coordinator of Medical Records, is helping to ensure the privacy of users’ medical charts in the Connected Health Record.

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Mike Shulha, Ph.D., Associate to the Director of Digital Health, in the Design Lab at the JGH, where work is under way to develop the Connected Health Record.
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealMarch 2023

For Mike Shulha, transforming fresh ideas into responsive software is crucial in building Connected Health Record

As work progresses on building a Connected Health Record, Mike Shulha is determined to have the new digital tool respond to the daily, real-life needs of staff.

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Dr. Khalil Sultanem, Chief of the Division of Radiation Oncology, with the new linear accelerator during the final stage of its installation. (Click on the photo to enlarge it.)
February 2023News

New linear accelerator goes into service in Radiation Oncology

Anti-cancer treatment is now under way with a highly sophisticated and versatile linear accelerator that’s newly installed at the JGH.

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Dr. Nathalie Johnson
Research at the Lady Davis InstituteSeptember 2022

Probing the benefits of exercise for patients and survivors of lymphoma

Although exercise is recognized as being good for cancer patients, hematologist Dr. Nathalie Johnson is taking a closer look at how it helps those with lymphoma.

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During a tour of a newly inaugurated JGH lab where clinical trials will be held for a promising cancer treatment, Pierre Fitzgibbon (second from right), Minister of Economy and Innovation, is briefed about the technology by Michel Gareau (right), Founder and President of Starpax Medical, and by Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Segal Cancer Centre. (Click this or any photo to enlarge it.)
June 2022News

New JGH lab launched to test potentially revolutionary cancer treatment

A potential breakthrough in cancer treatment, using magnetism to guide medication-carrying bacteria into tumours, will be tested in a new JGH lab.

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