IMAGIN to Test a PET Scan Program to Screen Cancer Survivors for Cancer Recurrence, Called "The Cancer Survivors PET Project"



    TORONTO, Nov. 2 /CNW/ - Most cancer hospitals outside Canada recommend
that cancer-free cancer survivors be screened annually for cancer recurrence.
Screening cancer survivors with a PET (positron emission tomography) scan is
not currently reimbursed by OHIP in Ontario. IMAGIN has qualified many
businesses across Ontario and educated the business owners and their CEO's on
the power and effectiveness of PET scans in the diagnosis of, staging of and
treatment planning for cancer. In the USA and Japan it is common for cancer
patients to have multiple PET scans while they are fighting cancer however
after treatment and after the patient has been examined, tested and diagnosed
as cancer-free, it has been deemed prudent to have a PET scan annually in
order to screen for cancer recurrence. IMAGIN has decided to test a program to
be facilitated by Ontario-based employers that will have the employers promote
awareness of a PET scan screening program for cancer survivors for employees
and ex-employees. With the IMAGIN Cancer PET Project an employer will agree to
become an active member to help save or extend the life of cancer survivors
through the Cancer PET (scan) Project. By becoming a member an employer will
have the ability to buy an annual PET scan for an employee or ex-employee who
is currently a cancer survivor and cancer-free for an annual fee of $999. per
cancer survivor. A cancer survivor will need a physician referral with a note
designating the cancer survivor as being at least one year cancer-free or in
remission.
    Ontario-based business owners and executives who are currently IMAGIN
shareholders will receive the first PET scan for a cancer survivor free of
charge.
    Patrick Rooney, CEO of IMAGIN Diagnostics stated, "Employers are the key
participants for causing Ontario to raise the standards of cancer diagnosis to
the benchmark set by the USA, Europe, Australia and Japan. Ontario is the
worst jurisdiction in the developed world on the use of PET scan technology
for cancer diagnosis. Ontario only offers 6 PET scans to cancer patients per
100,000 Ontarians, this is 30 times worse than Quebec and the worst of any
province in Canada. Employers can facilitate PET scans for cancer-free, cancer
survivors by paying the annual fee for a PET scan or by sharing the cost with
the employee.
    Every day a cancer survivor wonders "Am I OK?" An employer can now
provide an added fringe benefit and help offset that worry.
    E-mails will soon be sent to all Ontario employers in the IMAGIN database
asking employers to join The IMAGIN Cancer Survivors PET Project.
    Please call Dylan at 905-712-9500 Ext 222. IMAGIN shareholders call
Patrick Rooney at 778-991-2569.

    About IMAGIN

    IMAGIN Diagnostic Centres, Inc. is a developmental stage company
dedicated to being the leader in bringing PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
and PET/CT (Computed Tomography) technology to Canadians. IMAGIN has
significant strategic investments in Positron Corporation (POSC.OB; NASD
Bulletin Board), International PET Diagnostics, Inc., CareImaging Crop., etc,
as well as other PET centres or radiopharmaceutical companies at various
stages of development. IMAGIN's corporate offices are located in Vancouver,
British Columbia.





For further information:

For further information: Patrick Rooney, CEO, IMAGIN Diagnostic Centres,
Inc., prooney@rogers.blackberry.net; or for a PET scan certificate: Dylan
Olinoski, CARE Imaging PET Scan Centre, dylan@imagincentres.com, (905)
712-9500 Ext. 222 or Brian Moss, CARE Imaging PET Scan Centre,
bmoss@careimaging.com, (905) 712-9500 Ext. 225

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