An x-ray involves the passing of an x-ray beam through a specific part of the body to produce an image. Images are acquired, displayed, and stored electronically. The images are reviewed and interpreted by a specialist in the field known as a Radiologist. A Radiologist is a trained physician who has taken further specialty training in Radiology.
The results are communicated to the physician who ordered the x-ray. X-rays are ordered of many parts of the body and for a wide variety of purposes, for example, hands, feet, knees, toes, spines, chest, and for a large number of more specialized examinations.
All of our "x-ray" technical staff are certified under the Ontario College of Medical Radiation Technologists.
RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
Met Campus: Diagnostic Imaging Department, Ground Floor
Ouellette Campus: Diagnostic Imaging Department, Ground Floor
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday & Statutory Holidays: 24-hour emergency services
Outpatient walk-in services with a physician’s requisition. No appointment is necessary.
|Please bring your health card with you.
|When you arrive in the department, please check-in at the reception desk. Once checked in, the technologist will call you back to the procedure room. They will verify your name, date of birth, and the test that is being performed. The technologist may ask you to change into a gown. The technologist will then explain the test to you and begin to position you.
|The appointment time will vary depending on the exam requested.
For questions about patient appointments, please call Centralized Booking at 519-254-1727.
Manager, Diagnostic Imaging
519-254-5577, ext. 52231
Director, Diagnostic Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiopulmonary, EEG, and PFT
519-254-5577, ext. 52444