Diagnostic Imaging

State-of-the-art digital medical imaging to examine and diagnose disease

General Information

Diagnostic Imaging at SHN

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) provides Diagnostic Imaging (DI) across our three hospitals.

We offer a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to support inpatient and emergency programs, as well as referrals from outpatient clinics at the hospital and in the community.

As a support service, the DI department plays a vital role in providing timely and accurate investigations/interventions to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The department works collaboratively with all clinical programs to ensure the best outcomes for the patients we collectively serve.

Our technologists are highly trained and certified, and focuses on providing a respectful, prompt and excellent patient care experience. The DI department at our Centenary hospital are teaching facilities affiliated with The Michener Institute for Applied Health Technology at UHN; Northern Alberta Institute of Technology; Algonquin College; Cambrian College; Fanshawe College; and Toronto Metropolitan University.

We have full-service Breast Health Centres at our Centenary and General hospitals that provide access to screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment for all breast abnormalities.

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Computed tomography (CT) scan – also known as Computed Axial Tomography or a CAT scan – combines special X-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce high-resolution, cross-sectional images of the body. It is also possible to create three-dimensional images.

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Vascular and interventional radiography is a subspecialty of radiology in which minimally invasive procedures are performed using image guidance. Ultrasound and X-ray equipment is used to capture images to assist in the precise location or placement of instruments and medical devices for each procedure.

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Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is proud to offer three Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) suites – one located at each hospital. MR is an advanced imaging tool that uses both magnetic fields and radio waves to image the human body. MRI does not use ionizing radiation (x-rays).

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Bone Densitometry (BMD) is a fast, simple procedure which helps to properly manage osteoporosis – minimizing injury and disability, improving quality of life and reducing the personal and societal costs associated with this disease.

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Ultrasound Imaging is a diagnostic test that uses high frequency sound waves to display soft tissue structures in the human body. It is a safe and useful tool to examine blood vessels and soft tissue organs such as the liver, kidneys, gallbladder, breasts and pelvic organs.

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General Radiography (X-Ray) is a very important diagnostic tool, and probably one of the oldest forms of diagnostic imaging, used to create images of the body’s internal structures.

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Quality and Safety

Quality and Safety in Diagnostic Imaging (DI)

Diagnostic Imaging (DI) continuously pursues innovative solutions to meet the needs of each and every patient and achieve the highest quality of patient care.

We are committed to providing exceptional services while recognizing and respecting the diversity of the patients and other customers we serve.

Strategies are then developed to continually improve quality of care, enable equitable and timely access to services, further enhance patient safety, introduce advanced technology and equipment, create value for patients and their families, and promote clinical excellence.

How to keep you and your family safe during your visit:

  1. Wear your hospital ID bracelet while you are at the hospital.
  2. Let us know if you:
    • Have had a fall
    • Slip or trip in the last six months
    • Are worried about falling; have any problems with thinking or memory
  3. Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance.
  4. Promote infection control by using the hand sanitizer from the stations provided.
  5. Help us create a barrier free environment by identifying any entry, exit or services we provide, that may limit your accessibility.
  6. Ask for our free interpretation services or free captioning service apps available to use on your smartphone if you are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing.

At SHN we take pride in providing equitable and inclusive care for all. With your help, we can improve our service and provide a safer healthcare environment:

  • Let us know how we are doing by completing our DI Patient Satisfaction Survey
  • Tell us if we can provide better care for you.
  • Ask us questions about anything you don’t understand.

Our Services

Scarborough Health Network’s (SHN) Diagnostic Imaging offers comprehensive services and resources for patients across all three hospitals.

Please take an opportunity to review our full range of services below:

How to Access Care

Referral Forms

Central Intake Diagnostic Imaging eReferral

We are now accepting Ocean eReferrals! For additional information, please email your Ontario Health East Deployment Team at contact@ereferralontarioeast.ca.

Registering for Ocean

SHN, the Scarborough Ontario Health Team (SOHT), and Scarborough Family Physicians Network (SFPN) are working together to support healthcare providers in our community who may be interested in onboarding onto Ocean. Get started by completing the Ontario Health East online form.

PDF Referral Forms

Contact Us

Birchmount Diagnostic Imaging Reception
Bone Mineral Density, CT Scan, Interventional Radiology, Mammogram, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, X-Ray

DI Central Booking line
Fax: 416-431-8141

Centenary Main Diagnostic Imaging Reception

Breast Health Centre, Margaret Birch Wing, 1st Floor
416-284-8131 ext 4888

Diagnostic Imaging Reception
CT Scan, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, X-Ray
416-284-8131 ext. 4135

MRI Suite, Margaret Birch Wing, 1st Floor
416 284-3114

DI Central Booking line
416- 431-8167
Fax: 416-431-8141

General Main Diagnostic Imaging Reception

Breast Health Centre, Tower Wing, 5th Floor
416-438-2911 ext 6968

Diagnostic Imaging Reception
CT Scan, Nuclear Medicine, XRay, Ultrasound
416-438-2911 ext. 8107

Interventional Radiology Booking
416-431-8107 ext. 6985

MRI Suite, Crockford Wing, Basement
416-438-2911 ext 6230

DI Central Booking line
Fax: 416-431-8141