MRIs still less available in Canada.

Miracle mom: Mayo surgeons cut her in half, cleared out her cancer – Winnipeg Free Press.

Once you read the story from the Winnipeg Free Press, the possible consequences of delayed diagnosis due to the inavailability of medical imaging in Canada become apparent.

Best of luck to this upbeat Mom, Janis Ollson who is bent on surviving and succeeding despite the traumatic surgery she has undergone to remove a tumor (chondrosarcoma) in her spine.

Other notable details are that the ground breaking  surgery, of course, took place in the United States, at the Mayo Clinic.

Click that top link.  This story is worth a read.