As the voice of the profession in Canada, the Canadian Association of Radiologists champions high standards of practice in patient-centered imaging, lifelong learning and research. Radiologists are an integral part of the clinical team.
It was in December 1947 that the Association des radiologistes du Québec (ARQ) was created at the request of 23 doctors specializing in radiology. The Association of Radiologists of Quebec is the oldest union of medical specialists. It was created to meet the needs and desires of physicians specializing in radiology to come together to defend their interests and promote their specialty. It is one of just over 30 associations of medical specialists (anaesthesiologists, cardiologists, surgeons, psychiatrists, etc.) forming the Federation of Medical Specialists of Quebec.
The site of the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec brings together information on the health and social services system: the Ministry, the socio-sanitary network, the health and social services agencies, the establishments, the community organizations and various committees. The site also contains guidelines for health and well-being policies, evaluation, planning, organization and coordination of programs.
Following numerous studies spread over ten years, Quebec launched, in May 1998, on the basis of a frame of reference, the Quebec Breast Cancer Screening Program. The goal of the Quebec Breast Cancer Screening Program is to reduce breast cancer mortality by at least 25 % among women aged 50 to 69, over a ten-year period.
The Quebec BREAST CANCER SCREENING Program aims to:
- reduce the breast cancer mortality rate by 25 TP2T over a ten-year period
- improve the early detection of breast cancer in women aged 50 to 69
- maximize detection of small tumors
- improve accessibility to screening mammography
- ensure that screening is carried out in centers with high quality standards
- ensure that the services offered aim to satisfy and maintain the quality of life of women and take into account the needs and rights of women, particularly the right to confidentiality and the right to be able to make an informed decision
The HSCM is one of the major university hospital centers affiliated with the University of Montreal. Now one of the largest hospitals in Quebec, the HSCM remains the only hospital center to offer all medical and surgical care.