July 2020 – New! MRI exams now available at HGH
December 2019 – A more advanced CT scanner is now available at HGH. Ask your family doctor to refer you for a faster appointment and results.
The Medical Imaging Department provides a full range of exams and screening tests for inpatients and outpatients, using state-of-the-art equipment.
Medical imaging provides internal images of the human body through the use of different techniques. Medical imaging is used in surgeries and to diagnose diseases and assess their severity and progression. In the emergency room, it is used to assess the condition of patients suffering from trauma, stroke or severe pain.
The Medical Imaging Department offers these exams:
- Bone mineral densitometry (BMD)
- Virtual colonoscopy (CT)
- CT scan (Computed tomography)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – exams available as of July 2020
- Radiography (X-ray)
- Specialized radiology (fluoroscopy – barium exams, arthrography, facet injections)
- Ultrasound (specialized exams: carotid Doppler, small part, thyroid, breast, shoulder)
- Cardiac Ultrasound
- Cardiac Stress Ultrasound (coming soon to HGH)
How to access our services?
- You must have a referral from your family doctor or another healthcare professional to pass a medical imaging examination.
- Referrals from chiropractors are accepted, but are no longer covered by the Ontario Health Card. The patient must pay for the examination.