Diagnostic Imaging

The G&M Hospital's Diagnostic Imaging Department provides diagnostic imaging services to inpatients, outpatients and emergency patients.

  • X-rays
  • Fluoroscopy Imaging: Allows viewing live movement in an x-ray. Examples include following barium through the stomach and bowels or guiding injections into joints.
  • Ultrasound: Uses sound waves to view internal organs. Examples include liver, bladder, neck arteries, leg veins, abdominal cavities, pregnancy imaging (determining baby size and to establish baby due dates) and diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
  • Mammography: a screening tool to examine breasts for early detection.
  • Bone Densitometry: a screening tool to assess bone density and osteoporosis risk.
  • Computerized Tomography (CT): uses multiple radiation beams to create cross sectional images. The images help provide diagnostic assessments for a variety of conditions and diseases.
  • Nuclear Medicine Imaging: involves an injection of radioisotopes, allowing radiologists and technologists to examine bones for fractures, possible secondary sites for cancers, heart images, and any internal organs for diagnostic purposes.

Hours of operation:

All imaging requires booked appointments except X-ray which is open to patients anytime Monday to Friday between 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please bring your completed and signed requisition form, along with a valid health card to the Central Registration located in the main lobby entrance. Diagnostic Imaging Department will be found just ahead on the main floor of the hospital.

For imaging services requiring a scheduled appointment your clinician should fax a signed requisition for a referral to (705) 445-7593. One of our central booking team members will call you directly to set up an appointment time. Please be aware requisitions are prioritized by urgency and availability of the service requested. More urgent requests will be accommodated within 2 weeks however other requests could take longer to hear from our team. For inquiries please call (705) 444-8670.

If you are unable to attend your appointment, please give as much notice as possible so that we may arrange for someone else to use the appointment. Please call 444-8670 to cancel and/or rebook your appointment.

Imaging results are reported within 24-48 hours the referring clinician. Written reports are usually at the referring clinician offices within 1 week after the exam appointment. If you require a CD copy of your imaging for a specialist referral or follow up, please note that our x-ray film library requires 48 hours' notice to make a CD copy. Please call (705) 445-2550 ext. 8132 to arrange.

Part of Ontario Breast Screening Program

CGMH is now performing mammograms in the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP), as the hospital has become an affiliated OBSP site.

The OBSP is a Cancer Care Ontario program dedicated to providing high-quality routine breast screening services for women ages 50 - 74.

It is recommended that women in this age group have a mammogram every two years, as part of their routine medical care, since early detection can result in significant health benefits, including increased treatment options and better survival rates.

Women can refer themselves to the program by calling the CGMH OBSP direct line to book their screening mammogram (705) 444-8670.

Additional patient benefits include:

  • The OBSP is accredited by the Canadian Association of Radiologists Mammography Accreditation Program
  • A physician referral is NOT required, so eligible women who don't have a primary care provider can book their mammogram and receive the results
  • Patients and their physician will receive the results of the mammogram within 2-3 weeks
  • If any additional tests are needed, the OBSP Clinic will contact the patient directly to book the appointment(s)
  • Reminder letters are sent to patients when they are due for their next screening