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Diagnostic Imaging

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

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  • 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.

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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.  


Get fast and easy access to your medical imaging and reports online with PocketHealth!

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Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH) patients can now view, store and instantly share their medical imaging records and reports with PocketHealth! With just a few clicks, securely access your imaging records from anywhere, on any device.

Benefits:

  • Fast and easy access to your medical imaging records.
  • Easily understand complex terminology in your reports with Report Reader.
  • Instantly share your records with healthcare providers and loved ones.
  • Permanently store your records with bank-level encryption security
  • Your most important medical imaging information at your fingertips.
  • There is no charge to the patient for imaging being delivered electronically to their family physician or specialist, who can then provide further copies upon request.

    If patients would like a digital copy emailed to them to keep on file for personal records or to share in the future, they can pay a $10 flat fee to PocketHealth.

    If patients would like a copy of their digital image burned to a CD, they can do so for a $10 flat fee.

    For patients with complex health issues who require multiple visits, a $50 registration fee to PocketHealth provides access to all digital imaging for one year.

    How to access your records:

    1. Go to pockethealth.com/CGMH to request your records.
    2. Once your records are ready to view, you'll receive an email from PocketHealth with a secure link.
    3. Instantly download and share your records.
    4. Receiving physicians can then easily view or import these images in full diagnostic quality with no software or account set-up needed.

    PocketHealth Patient Subscription Plans

    With flexible PocketHealth subscription plans, patients can choose the PocketHealth experience that makes the most sense for them. 

    What if a Patient Canít Afford PocketHealth?

    If a patient is unable to pay for PocketHealth, they can call the PocketHealth Patient Support team at 1-855-381-8522 or email help@pocket.health for financial assistance.

    Have a question?

    Please call PocketHealth directly at 1-855-381-8522 or email help@pocket.health

    For patients who do not wish to use PocketHealth, imaging results are reported within 24 - 48 hours by the hospital to the referring clinician. Written reports are usually at the referring clinician offices within 1 week after the exam appointment.

    Part of Ontario Breast Screening Program

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    CGMH performs mammograms as an affiliated Ontario Breast Screening Program (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

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