Diagnostic Imaging

The Department of Diagnostic Imaging includes X-ray, Ultrasound, Echocardiography, CT (Computerized Tomography Scan), MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), Mammography, OBSP (Ontario Breast Screening Program) Nuclear Medicine and Interventional Radiography.
 
Collectively we perform more than 100,000 exams yearly.
 
All diagnostic equipment is capable of digital imaging with the results viewed on PACS (Picture Archival Computer System). This process allows for all images to be sent from the Diagnostic Imaging Department to all the other departments throughout the Sault Area Hospital for instant viewing and allowing for the ability to send your diagnostic images to ordering physicians across Ontario in a timely fashion.
 
 
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Hospital Map &
Department Directions

Step One:
From the main entrance head straight ahead to the large windows in front of you and turn right.
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Step Two:
Head down the main hallway for a time.
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Step Three:
Continue straight down the hallway past the entrance to 2A.
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Step Four:
Continue just past the entrance to 2B and 2E and the entrance to Diagnostic Imaging will be on the right.
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Step Five:
Enter the Diagnostic Imaging waiting room and take a number and wait for your number to be called.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When you need to rebook a procedure, exam or test that has been scheduled through Diagnostic Imaging please call 705-759-3610. 

You will select the number that corresponds to your type of procedure and your call will be directly to the correct department.

For OBSP/Mammography – Press 1

For CT Scan – Press 2

For MRI – Press 3

All other procedures – Press 4

Call your ordering physician or primary health care provider to confirm the order was placed by their office.

Once an appointment is made, a letter is sent to your home address with appointment details and instructions. You will receive a reminder call 2 days prior to your examination date.

Please Note 

*CT appointment notification takes approximately 3 -4 weeks. 

*MRI appointment notification takes approximately 6-8 weeks.

Orders received are reviewed by a Radiologist first. Then orders are prioritized following Access to Care guidelines.

(Priority1, Priority 2, Priorty 3 and Priority 4).

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These orders are then reviewed and processed by the technologists.  The booking clerk is given the processed order to schedule a suitable time. (7 working day process)

Once a booking is made (approximately 7 days for process) a letter is generated with booking information (instructions/preparations) and it is mailed out to the patient. 

General x-ray appointments are not booked. If you have an order come to Diagnostic Imaging between 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. When the booking clerk is sent an order from a provider, they will contact you to let you know that your order was received and that you can walk in Monday – Friday between 1-4pm for your imaging.  

Ultrasound/Echocardiography orders are received and prioritized by Cardiologists/Radiologists/Technologists – Once a booking is made, a letter is generated with booking information (instructions/preparations) and it is mailed out to the patient.

Nuclear Medicine orders are processed by the technologists.  

Ontario Breast Screening Program appointments do not require a provider referral. Patient’s client can self-refer by calling 705-256-4907 to make their own appointment.

Mammography – Diagnostic Mammography (under age 50/ over age 74) requires a provider’s order.   Orders received are booked and the appointment information is mailed out to the patient if date is over 2 weeks away or a phone call is placed to notify the patient of date and time if under 2 weeks.

Call the ordering physician or your primary healthcare provider to any questions concerning your treatment, post care and results.