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Diagnostic Testing

St. Mary’s provides comprehensive diagnostic imaging on an in-patient and out-patient basis. Over 70,000 examinations are performed each year. Our staff is committed to providing patients with a compassionate, caring environment with the latest in technology and innovation in medical imaging.

For your convenience, the Diagnostic Imaging department is located on the first floor of the hospital.

For more information contact

Central Booking

*Please note: Urgent matters should not be communicated over email. Please call the Central Booking line.

Referring physicians can find patient referral information here.

Accessing Your Diagnostic Images:
Thanks to a new partnership with PocketHealth, St. Mary’s is pleased to offer digital diagnostic imaging access. Sign up today by clicking here

There is a $5.00 fee at the time of enrolment, which includes permanent access to all previous imaging as well as any new exams patients undergo over the following two weeks from either St. Mary’s or Grand River Hospital. Patients can update their accounts with new imaging records anytime for additional $5.00 fees.

A $49 yearly subscription is also available for a patient and up to four consenting family members.

Once enrolled, you’ll have permanent access to your images and can share them with your primary health-care provider.

Please note: this service is only available for Diagnostic Imaging records. For any imaging done in the Cath Lab or for Echo Studies, patients will still need to get a CD if they want a copy of their images.

The department offers the following services:

Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to image organs and soft tissue structures in the human body. Ultrasound is a safe imaging technology that allows imaging of internal structures without the use of radiation and it is an excellent tool for diagnosing a variety of conditions.

The Sonographers, or Ultrasound Technologists, at St. Mary’s perform a variety of exams, including imaging of the abdomen, pelvis (both gynecological and urological examinations), blood vessels, breasts, thyroids, testicles and general soft tissue studies. The interventional suite also provides space for procedures or biopsies.

At St. Mary’s we do not perform routine obstetrical exams, arterial exams for the upper and lower extremities, renal artery studies, or musculoskeletal scans.

A CT Scan (Computerized Tomography), uses x-rays to provide two- or three-dimensional images of your body. This is different from routine x-ray examinations which produce a flat planar image.

Some scans require the administration of an intravenous contract medium called a “dye”.

Elective X-ray at St. Mary’s operates from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours, x-ray services at St. Mary’s are for emergency cases only.