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a) General Diagnostic Exams

Appointments are not required.

Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 8:30am to 1:30pm
Holidays: Closed

Tel: 416-461-9471 Ext 2320
Fax: 416-645-2534

General diagnostic exams may be ordered by your physician to diagnose conditions in the chest, bone, sinuses, skull or spine. Diagnostic x-ray was the first procedure developed in the field of radiology, and in many ways, it is still the most commonly employed form of radiology. X-rays allow for a painless, quick evaluation, often detecting diseases in the early stages, where the chance for recovery is improved. The most common use of x-rays is to detect fractures and other abnormalities of bone, joint disease and lung disease.

Unlike most forms of radiation, x-rays can pass through body tissue, making it possible to provide images of internal structures. During the procedure, electromagnetic radiation passes through the body onto imaging plates. Dense structures, such as bone, absorb the most radiation and appear white on the developed image. Structures that are less dense appear in lighter shades of gray and black.

There is little reason to worry about the small amount of radiation you are exposed to during an x-ray. However, if you are pregnant, or suspect that you may be, you should tell your physician or technologist before the test is performed, as special precautions may have to be taken.

We conduct the following types of general x-rays:

  • Chest – thorax – abdomen
  • Head and neck
  • Joints
  • Lower limb
  • Spine and pelvis
  • Upper limb

Patient Preparation

What you need to do before your appointment:

  • Bring any documentation your family doctor gave you including the referral requisition.
  • Bring your provincial health card.

Please note:  At this time, our xray exam tables are not height adjustable and may not be accessible to all patients. Please ask our staff at booking to determine whether we can provide you service.

Picking up your images:

Your images are available on a CD (compact disk).

Please note:

  • CD’s are not prepared in advance.
  • You may obtain a CD – Monday to Friday between 10 am and 5pm.
  • CD’s are not available on Saturdays.