X-rays permit a speedy recovery

We tend to associate the use of x-rays most commonly with the identification of broken bones and similar issues. The fact that there is a multitude of medical uses for x-ray technology has led to some interesting, shocking and very important discoveries when it came to the diagnosis and treatment of people’s ailments.

Recently, a Toronto family was relieved when their two year old daughter’s lethargic behaviour and general discomfort was attributed to a swallowed lithium battery. Once the root of her discomfort was identified, the battery was quickly removed and Katie Smith enjoyed a speedy recovery.

Her parents felt that something was wrong – beyond the common flu that doctors initially suspected. In spite of the preliminary diagnosis, they sought out a referral for x-ray testing. It was their persistence and the doctor’s choice to explore further with x-ray imaging that led to Katie’s speedy recovery (http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/x-rays-show-lithium-battery-swallowed-by-toronto-area-toddler-1.2779561) .

Here at the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex, we are used similarly as a resource by doctors in Montreal. Doctors refer their patients to us for their x-rays and we then send the results back to the treating doctors via email. This process is seamless and quick, ensuring that urgent cases such as Katie’s receive immediate attention. This referring relationship allows us to take some of the burden off of the hospitals and give doctors the immediate and accurate results that our team of leading radiologists and technicians can provide.

X-rays are fully covered by the RAMQ and we facilitate all the administration on your behalf. For more information please call 514-485-5013, or if your physician has referred you for an x-ray, you can make an appointment by calling us at 514-485-5115 and we will gladly answer any questions or work with you to find the most convenient time in your day to schedule an appointment. We are open Monday to Friday between 8:30 AM 7:30 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.