Diagnostic Imaging & Screening

 

The Diagnostic Imaging department offers a full array of imaging services. 

It has recently been in the forefront of a number of regional firsts, including 

the introduction of Magseeds, PocketHealth and an Ontario hospital first 

to deploy an AI screener to check routine x-rays for osteopenia. 

 

Breast ultrasound exam

Cambridge Memorial Hospital's diagnostic and testing services include tests such as x-rays, MRIs, CT Scans, ultrasound, Done Mineral Density and a host of other diagnostic services. The hospital is also designated as an OBSP Breast Assessment site, one of three serving Waterloo and Wellington regions. 

 

The Diagnostic Imaging Department is located in Wing A, Level 1, near the main lobby. 


If you have an appointment, please register at the Diagnostic Imaging Registration area prior to your appointment. You will then be directed to the appropriate waiting area. All tests, with the exception of the Ontario Breast Screening Program, require a signed requisition/order from a physician or nurse practitioner (extended class nurse).


For CT, Bone Density, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, X-Ray and Ultrasound bookings, please fax requisitions to 519-740-4904.
For MRI, please fax requesitions to 519-740-4969.

Barium studies (gastrics)

 

Barium studies are used to diagnose gastro-intestinal tract disorders. These are performed on varying days from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Request for barium studies are arranged through a physician.    
Bookings line (519) 621-2333 ext. 2231.

 

Nuclear Cardiac Testing

 

These tests are performed by Cardiologists and Nuclear Medicine physicians. This test shows the blood supply within the heart muscle when resting and in stress phases. They are performed Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Requests for Cardiac Nuclear Testing are arranged through a physician.   
Bookings line (519) 621-2333 ext. 2245.  
 

 

Diagnostic Mammography

 

Diagnostic mammography is performed to diagnose diseases of the breast. Women must have a requisition for a diagnostic mammogram from either their physician or an Extended Class Nurse (Nurse Practitioner). Mammograms are performed Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Bookings line (519) 621-2333 ext. 2249.  

 

Nuclear Medicine

 

These studies measure organ functions and identifies conditions such as blood clots in the lungs, bone cancer, heart failure, etc. These studies are performed Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Requests for Nuclear Medicine are arranged through a physician.  
Bookings line (519) 621-2333 ext. 2245.  
 

Ultrasound

 

Ultrasound is used to study the structure of organs, muscles and joints, monitor pregnancies and to identify blocked arteries and blood clots in deep veins. Ultrasound is performed on Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Requests for Ultrasound are arranged through a physician or an Extended Class Nurse (Nurse Practitioner).  
Bookings line (519) 621-2333 ext. 2231.

Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)


BMD studies are used to diagnose osteoporosis. BMDs are performed two days per week from 8:30am-4:30pm. Requests for BMD are arranged through a physician. 
Bookings line (519) 621-2333 ext. 2249.

 

Computed Tomography (CT Scans)


CT scans help diagnose bone and soft tissue injuries, chest, abdominal, renal, pelvic disorders, stroke, tumors and cancer. Scans are performed Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Requests for CT are arranged through a physician.
Bookings line (519) 621-2333 ext. 2244.
 

Ontario Breast Screening Program


The OBSP recommends that most eligible women, Two-Spirit, trans and non-binary people ages 50 to 74 get screened with mammography every two years. People ages 50 to 74 are eligible for screening through the OBSP by simply calling the hospital directly to schedule an appointment. OBSP screening mammography is performed on Mondays from 12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Schedule your appointment 519-740-4999.
 

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) 

 

MRI uses a strong magnet to diagnose tumours; bleeding; stroke; heart function; bone, cartilage & tendon injuries; abdominal organ problems and spinal injuries.

Fax requisitions 519-740-4969.

 

Special Procedures


Fluoroscopic x-ray is used to assist with joint injections, cystograms, hysterosalpingograms, etc. These are performed on varying days between 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Requests for special procedures are arranged through a physician.
Bookings line (519) 621-2333 ext. 2231.

 

X-Ray


X-rays are used to diagnose injuries to bones, for chest, sinuses, and abdomen disorders, cancer, etc. X-Ray studies are performed Monday to Friday from 7:30am-5:30pm. Patients may book appointments or walk in with a signed requisition from a physician or an Extended Class Nurse (Nurse Practitioner). X-Rays for Scoliosis, Leg Lengths and Skeletal Survey studies must always be pre- booked.
Bookings line (519) 621-2333 ext. 2249.

Please bring any personal assistive devices that you require for your appointment. For example, any communication or mobility device you may need like a walker, hearing aid, etc.

Kindly note that CMH has a no scent policy.  Kindly refrain from using or wearing perfumes, scented deodorants and scented products before coming to hospital.

Thank you for your visit. At anytime you wish to provide feedback, we encourage you to share them directly with your healthcare team as soon as possible. You may also speak with the social worker, spiritual care advisor, charge nurse, or management (see below). 

 

If you shared a concern that you feel has not been addressed, connect with the Patient Experience Lead at patientrelations@cmh.org

Kimberly Rose

Kim Rose - Manager, Diagnostic Imaging & Diagnostic Cardiology Services ext. 2294

Kenneth Abogadil - portrait

Kenneth Abogadil, Director Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory & Diagnostic Cardiology Services - ext. 2239 

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Referrals

 

 

Referrals need to come from your physician or nurse practitioner. Clinicians can make requests on-line or access referral forms in the DI and MRI Request for Consultation Forms section.

Walk-ins for x-rays with a requisition from your doctor are accepted, except for requests for Scoliosis, Leg Lengths and Skeletal Survey studies, which must be pre- booked.  All other consultation requests must be sent in by the referring physician or nurse practitioner. Once the requisition is received, you may be able to schedule the day and time of the session. 

 

Individuals 50 years and over that meet the criteria, may self-schedule a mammography without a requisition from a referring clinician, as part of the OBSP program. 

You can register for PocketHealth, which provides you with on-line access to your medical images. With PocketHealth, you will also be able to manage who sees the images. There is a nominal monthly fee that you can cancel at anytime. 

 

Please note that accessing your medical records involves a different process. See the Health Record section for more information.

Park in Lot #2 and enter the hospital through the Main Entrance or Emergency Department (after hours)

 

Parking and entrances map at CMH

Registration for Diagnostic Imaging is at #4 (yellow dot). Once registered, you will be directed to one of six wait rooms, where you will be called for your test. 

Temporary map of Level on at CMH

Diagnostic Imaging is open Monday through Friday for requisitions. Some sub-departments are open at different times, so please check with the bookings clerk. 

Location: Wing A, Level 1, near the Main Lobby

Phone: Look in Services for booking line numbers

Main line: 519-621-2330

Schedule: Monday to Friday at various times for patients with requisitions (except for OBSP eligible patients). See Services for more information.

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