The Medical Imaging Program of Eastern Health provides patients, residents and clients with quality diagnostic and therapeutic services that assist doctors and other health-care professionals in diagnosing illnesses or injuries.
Medical imaging uses different technologies to view the human body to diagnose, monitor, or treat medical conditions. Each type of technology gives different information about the area of the body being studied or treated. Timely and accurate medical imaging is used to guide appropriate patient care.
Our department uses state-of-the-art technology, and all images produced are converted to digital images.
At Eastern Health, we use a province-wide Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) to store, exchange, retrieve and manage medical images over a computer network.
Medical image exams can be accessed by health-care providers at any time of day, from anywhere in the province, through an Internet connection.
Our medical imaging team has highly qualified medical professionals. The team includes technologists, radiologists, nurses, nuclear medicine physicians, radiation safety officers, magnetic resonance safety officers, medical physicists and a wide range of support staff.
Quality control testing
To ensure optimal performance of medical imaging equipment, quality control tests are performed on all equipment by staff technologists.
Quality control tests are performed, documented and audited yearly as outlined by the equipment manufacturer. In addition to regular quality control testing, regular preventative maintenance is also performed by biomedical staff at Eastern Health and by service personnel employed by the vendor.
Concerns or compliments can be directed to the Eastern Health the client relations office.