Our Team

We have assembled a clinical team which is dedicated to providing caring, trusting quality medical service.


Priority Medical Imaging Radiologists provide the highest quality medical care and image interpretation. Our radiologists all have many years of experience, with MRI being a major focus of their training, daily practice, and continuing education. With a variety of special interests, our team approach ensures that whatever the medical indication, you will receive the highest level of expertise. Our radiologists are Canadian trained and are also experienced in acute care hospital practice. All hold active licensure in British Columbia with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC.

Medical Director

Jeff Hagel, B.Sc, MD, FRCP(C)

Dr. Hagel is a Canadian and American board certified radiologist with over ten years experience in the field. He has a strong academic background, finishing with the gold medal in his UBC medical class, and continuing to participate in subspecialty courses throughout the world to enhance his knowledge and understanding of the field. He has special interests in musculoskeletal and neurologic imaging. He currently has active privileges in the Fraser Health Authority.

Joe Coyle, MB Bch BAO NUI 2000, FRCP(C), MRCP (I)

Dr. Coyle is a Canadian and Irish Board Certified Specialist Musculoskeletal and Abdominal Radiologist. A current Fellow of both the Canadian and Irish Royal College of Radiologists, he graduated with honours in Medicine from University College Dublin and specialized in Radiology in Cork, Ireland. He completed a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging at Mt Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto and completed an Abdominal Imaging fellowship at Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia. He currently has privileges in the Fraser Health Authority. Specialist interests are predominantly in Musculoskeletal and Sports Imaging. He spent two years working as a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist in Dublin, Ireland providing imaging to many professional sports teams including the Irish National Rugby team, Olympic, International, National and other elite athletes as well as to recreational athletes of all sorts.

Tarek Helou, B.Sc, MD, FRCP(C)

Dr. Helou is a Canadian and American Board Certified Radiologist, with over ten years of experience in the field.  He obtained an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry followed by a Medical Degree at UBC, and then completed his Radiology Residency at McGill University in Montreal.  He enjoys all aspects of Radiology, and has worked extensively throughout the country in both rural and urban centres, currently holding active staff privileges in the Fraser Health Authority.  He has attended numerous courses, conferences, observer ships, and mini fellowships throughout his career to maintain and continuously improve his knowledge.  Particular areas of interest include musculoskeletal and body imaging.

Karim Ahamed, B.Sc, MD, FRCP(C)

Dr. Ahamed is a Canadian and American board certified radiologist. He obtained his medical degree from the University of British Columbia and completed his radiology residency at the University of Alberta where he was chief resident and won the award for most outstanding resident. He has a keen interest in quality assurance and held a previous position of vice-president of Quality Assurance with the Alberta Society of Radiology. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal and sports imaging. He currently has active privileges in the Fraser Health Authority.


Priority Medical Imaging Technologists are friendly and provide high quality care. Our technologists hold active membership with the Canadian tech association and are passionate about making your experience at our clinic as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. They work in concert with our radiologists to obtain the best images possible for your scan.

Marwan Ali, Technologist

Marwan is a Canadian Association of Medical Radiological Technologist certified MRI Technologist. He obtained his bachelor degree in Medical Diagnostic Imaging from Sharjah University in the United Arab Emirates followed by a Graduate Degree in MRI at Fanshawe College, London Ontario. Marwan is approachable, caring and strives to make the patient experience the best it can be.

Managing Director

Syed Islam Haider, M.Sc. (Glasgow); Ph.D. (Wales)

Dr. Haider, as the Managing Director of Priority MRI brings over ten years of Experience of managing and operating MRI clinics in Canada and the USA. He is a member of ISMRM (International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine) and of SIIM (Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine). He also holds a graduate certificate in Imaging Informatics in Medicine (Michener-Toronto), 2014.