Update to phone lines at our Birchmount and General Hospitals: If calling through Birchmount main line (416-495-2400), add “7” when dialing an extension. If calling through General main line (416-438-2911), add “8” when dialing an extension.

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 team consists of highly trained and certified technologists, focused on providing a respectful, professional, and excellent patient care experience. The DI department is a teaching facility affiliated with The Michener Institute of Education at UHN; McMaster University/Mohawk College; Northern Alberta Institute of Technology; Algonquin College; Cambrian College; and Fanshawe College.

Program Highlights

Structural Heart Disease Clinic team in front of machine that performs TAVI CT scans

Performing TAVI CT scans

Our advanced CT machine allows us to perform TAVI CT scans and get high-quality images for mapping the heart. This helps to plan specialized valve replacement procedures.

Groundbreaking for new DI Department

SHN Foundation welcomed donors to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Northpine Diagnostic Imaging Department at our General Hospital.

Easier than ever to connect with our DI services

Ocean eReferrals

We have an all-new Central Intake Diagnostic Imaging eReferral that is now available on the Ocean Network.

Scarborough SCOPE

Our virtual SCOPE team has expanded to now support primary care providers with navigating our DI services.

Get to know our people!

Photo of X-ray Technologist Novlet

X is for X-ray Technologist: Meet Novlet, a member of our DI team who’s proudly part of our SHN Foundation’s acclaimed Love, Scarborough campaign.

Drawn to her career: Medical radiation technologist Marvalyn is one of the SHN staff featured in our children’s activity book, Hospital Heroes.

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:

Accessing Care

Referral Forms

SHN Central Intake Diagnostic Imaging eReferral

To refer to any of our outpatient diagnostic imaging services, please use our SHN Central Intake Diagnostic Imaging eReferral that is now available on the Ocean Network.

Central East Regional CT & MRI Central Intake

The Central East Clinical Information System has launched a new CT & MRI Central Intake using Ocean that provides a single-entry point for outpatient CT and MRI referrals across the following regional hospital partners:

  • Scarborough Health Network
  • Campbellford Memorial Hospital  
  • Haliburton Highlands Health Services 
  • Lakeridge Health 
  • Northumberland Hills Hospital
  • Peterborough Regional Health Centre 
  • Ross Memorial Hospital  

Providers can refer patients to multiple sites, including options for patient preference and/or excluding sites if select hospitals are not accessible for their patients. Once a referral is placed, Ocean will automatically route the referral to the most appropriate CT/MRI site.

Becoming an Ocean user

Community providers and providers affiliated with SHN can express their interest in eReferral, including Ocean, by completing the Ontario eReferral Services Program online form.

Onboarding for Ocean is also being directly managed by the OceanMD team.

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. 86968

Diagnostic Imaging Reception
CT Scan, Nuclear Medicine, XRay, Ultrasound
416-438-2911 ext. 88107

Interventional Radiology Booking
416-431-8107 ext. 6985

MRI Suite, Crockford Wing, Basement
416-438-2911 ext. 86230

DI Central Booking line
Fax: 416-431-8141