Service to Ontario's Long-Term Care Facilities

We are fully licensed by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to provide mobile x-ray and ultrasound services to long term care facilities in Ontario.  Our personalized service, utilization of the most advanced equipment and our professional staff make StL Diagnostic Imaging the premier mobile imaging service in Canada.

The x-rays obtained allow us to assess for abnormalities in the chest, abdomen, bones or other areas imaged.  Any general radiograph can be provided.

The ultrasound examinations are able to assess for deep vein thrombosis, look for pathology in the abdomen and pelvis and assess the status of the arteries. We perform all general and vascular ultrasound examinations.

All imaging requests are faxed to our office. They are then triaged and scheduled accordingly. Urgent requests will be given priority on our schedule. All orders are prioritized using the clinical information provided.

Diagnostic images are reviewed and reported promptly by the radiologist.

Typing of reports are performed immediately upon dictation by medical transcriptionists. Significant positive findings are telephoned to the nursing station and typed reports are sent by fax. Most of our reports are sent within 24 hours and requests for urgent reports are sent the same day.

Fees for outpatient services will be billed to OHIP (residents in long term care, correctional facility clients, home care, outpatient hospital patients/clients). It is the responsibility of the facility to provide correct OHIP information at the time of service and to correct any errors in these claims once billed (invalid version codes, incorrect date of birth).

We would be pleased to organize periodic educational seminars for your staff pertaining to Diagnostic Imaging. In addition we will arrange interactive group discussions between your staff and our technologists and management to discuss issues of mutual concern to ensure that the highest standards of care are being delivered by our team.

Who can order an X-ray or an Ultrasound?

A Physician, Registered Nurse in the Extended Class, Dentist, Chiropractor, Designated Chiropodist or an Osteopath can order an x-ray or an ultrasound.

A Registered Nurse may complete an x-ray/ultrasound requisition upon implementing a medical directive. The RN completes the requisition and includes his/her signature, the name of the physician responsible for the care of the patient and reference to the specific medical directive.

Why do we phone "verbals"? Why don't we just FAX the report?

It is our protocol to phone significant positive verbals to the RN caring for the patient as soon as it is interpreted by our radiologist. This significantly improves patient care. The radiology report is typed and faxed within 24 hours.

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