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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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Bone Mineral Density

Bone Mineral Density is a fast and simple procedure that evaluates and helps manage osteoporosis.  It is offered at our Ajax Pickering Hospital. 

Where to Find Us and Hours of Operation:

At Ajax Pickering Hospital, enter through the east or west entrance and proceed down the main hallway to the Diagnostic Imaging Reception. Operates Mondays-Fridays 7 am - 4:30 pm.

At Oshawa Hospital, from the main lobby, head towards the gift shop and continue past it into the hallway that leads to the Emergency Department. Continue past the Emergency Department into the N Wing. Bone Mineral Density is within the Nuclear Medicine department at the end of the hallway on the left. Operates Mondays - Fridays 6:30 am - 5 pm. 

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 Hospital.

Where to Find Us and Hours of Operation:

At Ajax Pickering Hospital, enter through the east or west entrance and proceed down the main hallway to the Diagnostic Imaging Reception. Hours vary. 

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

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 Hospital.

Where to Find Us:

At Oshawa Hospital, 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 each of our Ajax Pickering and Bowmanville hospitals and two CT Scanners at our Oshawa hospital. Read more... 

Where to Find Us and Hours of Operation:

At Ajax Pickering Hospital, enter through the east or west entrance and proceed down the main hallway to the Diagnostic Imaging Reception. Operates Mondays-Fridays 7 am - 9 pm; Saturdays-Sundays 7 am - 3 pm.

At Bowmanville Hospital, enter through the main lobby. Turn right and continue into the next hallway towards the A elevators. Follow the signs to the CT Scanner. Operates 24/7 year round. 

At Oshawa Hospital, from the main lobby, continue past the down escalators into the A Wing hallway. Turn right and walk down the hall past the Coffee Kiosk, and the G Wing elevators. Please check in at the Diagnostic Imaging Reception and Waiting Area at the end of the hallway. Operates 24/7 year round. 

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 Ajax Pickering, Bowmanville and Oshawa Hospitals.

Where to Find Us and Hours of Operation:

At Ajax Pickering Hospital, enter through the east or west entrance and proceed down the main hallway to the Cardiac Diagnostic Department. Operates 7 am - 3 pm everyday (except STAT holidays).

At Bowmanville Hospital, 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. Operates weekdays 8 am - 4 pm except Thursdays 8 am - 8 pm.

At Oshawa Hospital, 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. Operates 8 am - 4 pm everyday including STAT days.

Port Perry Hospital's echocardiogram is for inpatients and Emergency Department patients, operating 1 pm - 4 pm Mondays to Fridays (except STAT days).

Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology consists of a broad range of procedures such as treating tumours, taking organ biopsies or placing stents by inserting tiny instruments and thin plastic tubes (catheters) into the body via an artery or vein. X-ray, CT or Ultrasound images are used to localize the catheter within the exact area where the procedure or treatment is to be performed. This reduces the need for traditional surgery and improves recovery times as treatment can be performed via a small plastic tube about the size of a straw.

Where to Find Us and Hours of Operation:

At Ajax Pickering Hospital, enter through the east or west entrance and proceed down the main hallway to the Diagnostic Imaging Reception. Operates Mondays-Fridays 8 am - 4 pm. 

At Oshawa Hospital, from the main lobby, continue past the down escalators into the A Wing hallway. Turn right and walk down the hall past the Coffee Kiosk, and the G Wing elevators. Please check in at the Diagnostic Imaging Reception and Waiting Area at the end of the hallway. Operates Mondays-Fridays 8 am - 5 pm. 

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. Read more... 

Where to Find Us and Hours of Operation:

At Ajax Pickering Hospital, enter through the east or west entrance and proceed down the main hallway following the directions to MRI. Registration is within MRI. Operates Mondays to Fridays from 7 am - 7 pm and Saturdays/Sundays 7 am - 3 pm.

At Oshawa Hospital, from the main lobby, follow the signs for MRI Registration located on B1 Level, N Wing. Operates Mondays to Fridays from 6 am - 10 pm and Saturdays/Sundays 6 am - 2 pm.

Mammography / OBSP

An x-ray exam of the breast that is used to detect and evaluate breast changes. Mammograms are offered at our Ajax Pickering, Bowmanville and Oshawa Hospitals. This service also includes the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP). 

Where to Find Us and Hours of Operation:

At Ajax Pickering Hospital, enter through the east or west entrance and proceed down the main hallway to the Diagnostic Imaging Reception. Operates weekdays 7:30 am - 3:30 pm with Wednesdays 7:30 am - 7 pm (except STAT days).

At Bowmanville Hospital, 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. Operates weekdays 8 am - 4 pm with Thursdays 8 am - 8 pm (except STAT days).

At Oshawa Hospital, enter through the main lobby and follow the signs leading to the Breast Assessment Centre on B1 Level, of N Wing. Operates Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 7:30 am - 4:30 pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30 am - 8 pm (except STAT days).

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 Ajax Pickering and Oshawa Hospitals. Read more... 

Where to Find Us and Hours of Operation:

At Ajax Pickering Hospital, enter through the east or west entrance and proceed down the main hallway to the Diagnostic Imaging Reception. Operates Mondays - Fridays from 7 am - 4:30 pm.

At Oshawa Hospital, from the main lobby, head towards the gift shop and continue past it into the hallway that leads to the Emergency Department. Continue past the Emergency Department into the N Wing. Nuclear Medicine is towards the end of the hallway on the left. Operates Mondays - Fridays from 6:30 am - 5 pm. 

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 Ajax Pickering, Bowmanville, Oshawa and Port Perry Hospitals.

five people sit in a waiting roomWhere to Find Us and Hours of Operation:

At Ajax Pickering Hospital, enter through the east or west entrance and proceed down the main hallway to the Diagnostic Imaging Reception. Operates Mondays to Sundays 7 am - 9 pm . 

At Bowmanville Hospital, 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. Operates Mondays to Sundays 8 am - 4 pm.

At Oshawa Hospitalenter 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. Operates Mondays to Sundays 7:30 am - 7 pm.

At Port Perry Hospital, enter through the Emergency Department entrance and check in at the Emergency Registration Desk. Operates Mondays to Fridays 8 am - 11:30 am (except STAT days).

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 year round 24 hours a day at Ajax Pickering, Bowmanville and Oshawa Hospitals; onsite Mondays through Sundays from 8 am to midnight and by on-call midnight through 8 am at Port Perry Hospital; and on-call, afternoons only Mondays through Thursdays at Whitby Hospital.

Where to Find Us:

At Ajax Pickering Hospital, enter through the east or west entrance and proceed down the main hallway to the Diagnostic Imaging Reception.

At Bowmanville Hospitalenter 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 Oshawa Hospital, 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 Port Perry, enter through the Emergency Department entrance and check in at the Emergency Registration Desk.