As the voice of Canadian radiology, the Canadian Association of Radiologists is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of imagery centered on patients and promoting continuing medical education and research. Radiologists are an integral part of the clinical team.
The Quebec Radiologists Association (Association des radiologistes du Québec, ARC) was founded in December 1947 at the initiative of 23 physicians specialized in radiology. The ARC is the oldest union of specialized physicians. It was created in order to respond to the need and desire of physicians specialized in radiology to get together for defending their interests and promote their specialty.
It is one of the more than 30 associations of specialized physicians (anesthesiologists, cardiologists, surgeons, psychiatrists, etc.) that constitute the Quebec Federation of Specialized Physicians (Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec).
The website of the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services (Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec) offers comprehensive information on the health and social services system, including the Ministry, health services network, health and social services agencies, institutions, community-based organizations as well as various committees.
You will also find information about the health and welfare policy orientations and about the evaluation, planning, organization and coordination of the programmes. Topics such as public health, prevention, promotion of well-being, health problems, social problems, organization of services and family medicine groups are also found on the site. There are also numerous links, including to Info-Santé 8-1-1 and the campaigns centered on youth, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, violence, sexual abuse, suicide, STD and Aids.
Quebec Breast Cancer Screening Program
Following numerous studies spanning a decade, in May 1998, Québec launched the Quebec Breast Cancer Screening Program (PQDCS), based on a reference framework. The goal of the Program is to reduce the mortality due to breast cancer by at least 25% among women aged 50 to 69, over a ten-year period.
The Quebec Breast Cancer Screening Program (PQDCS) aims to:
- reduce breast cancer mortality rate by 25% over a ten-year period
- improve early detection of breast cancer among women aged 50 to 69
- maximize the detection of small tumours
- improve accessibility to screening mammography
- ensure that screening is performed in centers delivering a high quality standard of care
- ensure that the services rendered are satisfactory, preserving women’s quality of life and taking into account their needs and rights, especially the right to confidentiality and the right to making informed decisions.