Tests and Scans

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When you need answers, we’re here to help you find them as soon as possible. Using the best technology available, our team provides a full range of diagnostic services for our patients and families.

Some of the services we provide include:

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Breast MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

A test that produces a highly detailed image that can’t be obtained by an ultrasound or mammogram. Breast MRIs are offered at our Oshawa site.

Where to find us:

At Lakeridge Health Oshawa, enter through the main lobby and follow the signs to the MRI department on B1 Level, N Wing. 

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

A test that records your heartbeat while you walk on a treadmill. This test takes 30 to 40 minutes and helps your doctor evaluate how well your heart responds to exercise. Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing is offered at our Oshawa site.

Where to find us:

At Lakeridge Health Oshawa, enter through the main lobby and go past the down escalators and turn right into the A Wing hallway. Continue past the coffee kiosk and into the G Wing elevator lobby. Take the G Wing elevators to the B1 Level. Check in at the reception desk to the left of the elevators. 

CT Scan

A 3D X-ray taken by a large machine called a CT (Computed Tomography) Scanner. CT Scanners are used to check for a variety of conditions, from strokes and kidney stones to cancer and broken bones. We have one CT Scanner at our Bowmanville site and two CT Scanners at our Oshawa site. Read more... 

Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram is essentially an ultrasound of your heart. It provides live images of your heart that helps your physician evaluate the health of your heart. Echocardiogram is offered at our Bowmanville and Oshawa sites.

Where to find us:

At Lakeridge Health Oshawa, enter through the main lobby and go past the down escalators and turn right into the A Wing hallway. Continue past the coffee kiosk and into the G Wing elevator lobby. Take the G Wing elevators to the B1 Level. Check in at the reception desk to the left of the elevators.

At Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, enter through the main lobby and turn right into the main hallway. Turn left and check in at the X-ray department across from the A elevators. 

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

A scan that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the body. MRIs are used to provide valuable information on glands and organs within the abdomen, as well as the structure of joints, soft tissues and bones of the body. MRIs are also used to detect any trauma to the brain and spinal cord. We have two MRI machines at our Oshawa site. Read more... 

Mammography

An x-ray exam of the breast that is used to detect and evaluate breast changes. Mammograms are offered at our Bowmanville and Oshawa sites.

Where to find us:

At Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, enter through the main lobby and turn right into the main hallway. Turn left and check in at the X-ray department across from the A elevators.

At Lakeridge Health Oshawa, enter through the main lobby and follow the signs leading to the Breast Assessment Centre on B1 Level, of N Wing. 

Nuclear Medicine

A test in which a patient either drinks or is given an IV of a special drug that gives off rays that can be detected by a specialized camera. These tests are used to diagnose many different kinds of diseases, including cancers and any damage to the heart after a heart attack. Nuclear Medicine is offered at our Oshawa site. Read more… 

Ultrasound

A device that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of the inside of your body. Ultrasounds are used to detect problems in the liver, heart, kidney or the abdomen. They are typically used to check babies growing in their mothers’ womb. Ultrasound is offered at our Oshawa, Port Perry and Bowmanville sites.

five people sit in a waiting roomWhere to find us:

At Lakeridge Health Oshawa, enter through the main lobby and go past the down escalators and turn right into the A Wing hallway. Continue past the coffee kiosk and the G Wing elevators to the waiting area at the end. Check in at the Diagnostic Imaging reception desk for your appointment.

At Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, enter through the main lobby and turn right into the main hallway. Turn left and check in at the X-ray department across from the A elevators.

At Lakeridge Health Port Perry, enter through the Emergency Department entrance and check in at the Emergency Registration Desk. 

X-ray

A test that produces images of the structures inside your body, particularly your bones. Some types of X-rays use a contrast medium such as iodine or barium to produce greater detail on the X-ray images. X-ray is offered at our Oshawa, Bowmanville and Port Perry sites.

Where to find us:

At Lakeridge Health Oshawa, enter through the main lobby and go past the down escalators and turn right into the A Wing hallway. Continue past the coffee kiosk and the G Wing elevators to the waiting area at the end. Check in at the Diagnostic Imaging reception desk for your appointment.

At Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, enter through the main lobby and turn right into the main hallway. Turn left and check in at the X-ray department across from the A elevators.

At Lakeridge Health Port Perry, enter through the Emergency Department entrance and check in at the Emergency Registration Desk.