QEHC Diagnostic Imaging Centre (Radiology/X-Ray)* is located on the Ground floor.
The imaging centre is fully digitized with state-of-the-art equipment and uses the expertise of a group of highly qualified radiologists to provide clients with accurate and up to date diagnostic imaging. The centre offers a variety of exams>
QEHC employs digital x-ray technology to deliver accurate and timely evaluations. An x-ray is a quick, painless exam that produces images of the body. It helps detect medical conditions in the head, spine, chest, abdomen and bones.
Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) is a simple, non-invasive and painless procedure that uses very small amounts of x-ray to detect weakened bone density, or osteoporosis. BMD scanning is important because osteoporosis affects 1 in 4 women after menopause and 1 in 8 men, and bone loss occurs without symptoms. At least 80% of fractures in people over 60 are related to osteoporosis.
Mammograms are recognized as safe and reliable tests using low-dose x-rays as a way of detecting early breast cancer in women without symptoms, and to detect abnormalities and diagnose breast cancer in women experiencing symptoms. We have state-of-the art full field DR digital mammography which emits significantly less radiation than traditional mammography and provides more accurate results.
Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to obtain real-time moving images of the internal structures of a patient. As a tool, it can be used to examine the skeletal, digestive, urinary, respiratory, muscular and reproductive systems. At the QEHC, studies include Barium Swallows, Upper G.I. series, Small Bowel Studies, Barium Enemas, Chest and skeletal fluoroscopy, as well as arthrography (study of a joint or joints). Fluoroscopy can be used to examine the digestive system using a substance which is opaque to X-rays which is introduced into the digestive system. Other exams may involve injection of a contrast substance.
Ultrasounds use high-frequency sound waves that bounce off tissues and organs to form a multi-dimensional image that helps detect diseases and damaged tissue, locate abnormal growths, and detect a range of health conditions.
RAMQ (Medicare) covers all of these exams, including mammography and ultrasound.
General X-rays are on a walk-in basis. Mammography, Bone density, Fluoroscopy, and Ultrasound require an appointment.
A radiologist is available during operating hours.
You’ll benefit from rapid reporting, with results sent directly to your referring physician
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For an appointment please call us at (514) 485-5115, Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*All imaging exams require a physician's referral.