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SJHH / Health Services/ Diagnostic Services/ Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging

COVID-19 Update

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is beginning to reintroduce surgical and outpatient services slowly using a gradual, phased approach.  Some individuals, based on the severity of their condition and care needs, are being scheduled for procedures and treatments.

If you are a patient, your care team will contact you with more information when you are rebooked or booked for your treatment.

Please come alone to your appointment to help us ensure physical distancing and to allow for patients to come to clinics safely. In special circumstances, the Manager may approve a support person to accompany a patient to Outpatient clinic appointments. Any exception to the visitor restrictions must be approved by the unit or clinic manager.

Click here for more information about the gradual reintroduction of visitors to inpatient areas.

If you have concerns, please call your family physician. If there is an emergency, please call 911 and go the hospital immediately. If you have an urgent issue, please go to an urgent care centre. If this is a mental health emergency, call 9-1-1, the Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) at 905.972.8338 or online at coasthamilton.ca; go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department. St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has Emergency Psychiatry Services at 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton.

We are doing our best to serve all patients as quickly as possible, while ensuring the safety of our staff, patients and community. Thank you for your continued patience.

Click here for more information about your appointment and the reintroduction of services.

What this program does...

The Diagnostic Imaging department houses a state-of-the-art imaging facility. Our Imaging Team is made up of a dynamic group of professionals working together to make the department a centre of excellence in health-care delivery and patient care.

Over two hundred thousand procedures and examinations are performed in the Diagnostic Imaging Department at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton annually.

The Department of Diagnostic Imaging is fully Accessible.

How this program helps...

The following links outline the scope of some but not all of the extensive range of diagnostic imaging procedures offered at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton:

Angiography

Angioplasty & Vascular Stenting | Catheter Embolization | Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) | Thrombolysis | Vascular Access Procedures | Vertebroplasty | Arthrography

CT

Abdominal | Angiography | Body | Chest | Head | Spine  

Barium Enema (Lower Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract) | Barium Swallow (Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract)

Biopsies 

Mammography

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Angiography | Body | Brain | Cardiac | Head | Musculoskeletal | Spine

Ultrasound

Abdomen | Biopsy | General | Musculoskeletal | Obstetric | Pelvic | Prostate | Scrotum | Vascular | Venous Access

X-Ray

Angiography | Arthrography | Barium Enema | Biopsy | Bone | Chest | Cystourethrogram | Intravenous Pyelogram | Mammography | Upper Gastrointestinal (Upper GI) 

Please bring the form or requisition signed by your ordering physician with you. All other imaging services, exams, diagnostic tests or procedures require a pre-booked appointment.  Appointments for these services are made by physicians only.  Please visit the links to the services above for detailed information about your visit.

Ontario Breast Screening Program

This provincial program provides clinical breast examinations by specially trained technologists, as well as instruction in breast self-examination and mammography. The aim of the program is to reduce mortality from breast cancer in Ontario through early detection. Women over the age of 50 are encouraged to attend the clinic through self-referral or referral from your physician. There is no fee for examination. Our Charlton Campus and King Campus OBSP sites are both affiliated sites to the Hamilton Niagara OBSP HUB site located at Chedoke Hospital, Sir William Osler Building. Please click here for a listing of clinics offering free mammograms within Hamilton, as well as other helpful links and resources.

Our Team of Radiologists

Dr. Faten Al-Douri 
Dr. S. Athreya
Dr. C. Boylan
Dr. Andu Coret
Dr. J. Coret-Simon
Dr. Mohammed El-Khodary 
Dr. E. Haider
Dr. Srini Harish
Dr. Vincent Leung
Dr. Narry Muhn
Dr. John O'Neill
Dr. Ryan Rebello
Dr. Genhee So
Dr. Euan Stubbs
Dr. Maurice Voss
Dr. David Woods

Academic Radiology

Diagnostic Imaging at McMaster University is based out of Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. There are three large teaching hospitals at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), including McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton General Hospital and the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, as well as the Chedoke site. Combined with the Diagnostic Imaging department at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH), there are approximately 64 radiology faculty members, 4 Nuclear Medicine clinical faculty and 11 basic scientists. The regional Juravinski Cancer Centre (JCC) provides comprehensive cancer for the region. All sites are affiliated with McMaster University. Combined, HHS, SJHH and JCC have over 1,500 inpatient beds, as well as many active and varied outpatient programs. As a large tertiary referral centre for the Central West Region of Ontario and its population base of 2.3 million people, our facilities, programs and faculty members in Hamilton offer a comprehensive spectrum of health and disease expertise. Please click here to view the Academic Radiology Site.

Imaging Library

The Diagnostic Imaging Library manages patient records for all procedures performed within Diagnostic Imaging including General Radiography, Fluoroscopy, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasound, Mammography and Special Procedures.

When your procedure is completed, the images are stored in the hospital computer system referred to as PACS. Our radiologists provide a report using voice recognition software after examining the images.  Reports are distributed to your doctor from the hospital fax system.  In addition, many physicians have the capability to view the hospital images and reports from their own office.

For Patients - Image Copy Request:

When requesting a copy of Diagnostic Imaging images, please allow a minimum of 48-hours advance notice for all procedures.  In order to obtain a copy of your imaging procedure on CD, a signed release form must be provided or signed at the time you pick up your CD from the Diagnostic Imaging Receptionist located in the Antonio and Maria DiCenzo Diagnostic Imaging Centre, Level 0 of the Juravinski Innovation Tower, Charlton Campus.

Contact Us:

Imaging Library Telephone: 905-522-1155 ext. 33606
Image Library Fax: 905-521-6063
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
            Saturday - 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Bookings Telephone: 905-521-6074
Booking Fax number: 905-521-6166
Hours: 8:00 am. to 4:00 pm 

Reception Telephone: 905-521-6009
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.

Contact

Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Antonio and Maria DiCenzo Diagnostic Imaging Centre
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton,
Charlton Campus Level 0,
Juravinski Innovation Tower
50 Charlton Avenue East
Hamilton, ON  L8N 4A6
Reception Telephone: 905-522-1155 Ext. 36009

Monday - Friday -  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Parking - click here for Parking rates and other helpful patient and visitor information

The Department of Diagnostic Imaging is fully Accessible.

On Arrival

Diagnostic Imaging: Please take a ticket from the automated number dispenser located on the wall outside the Antonio and Maria DiCenzo Diagnostic Imaging Centre reception area and take a seat in the waiting area for your number to be called.

Additional Information

Please see a list of helpful information below related to your visit to the Diagnostic Imaging Department:

Patient Brochures

Additional Information Links