A priority role for the Medical Radiation Technologists is in taking radiographs (digital pictures) for the hospital's Emergency Department. Such emergency x-rays can be taken any time of the day or night.
The Radiology Department is open for walk in x-ray patients between 7:30 AM and 6:30 PM Monday to Friday, and 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM on Saturday. Patients can bring a requisition completed by their physician to the X-ray department anytime during these hours to get their x-ray exam completed.
Once the digital image is processed, one of the hospital's radiologists (doctors who specialize in reading and interpreting the images) reports his/her findings to the attending physician. All images are stored on a Digital Picture Archiving Systems (PACS) that allows images to be viewed on monitors by the ordering physician anywhere in the hospital or in their private offices.
General procedures done by the department include: radiography of the skull, chest, spine, abdomen and extremities; gastrointestinal studies of the stomach and colon, and urological studies of kidneys, ureters and the bladder.
Special procedures include: therapeutic injections on joints; biopsies for lab analysis; placement of specialized tubes to facilitate ongoing therapy and treatment; mammography (imaging of breast tissue for breast pathology) and infertility investigation.
Mobile radiography units can also be used in the surgery suite, the emergency room, the nursery and in the intensive care unit. Our department conducts routine testing of all radiographic equipment and procedural reviews, to ensure that each patient receives the best quality image at the lowest radiation dosage possible for their examination.
Hours of operation for Walk-In General Radiography
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