You may need an x-ray as a result of illness or injury, or when a doctor suspects a medical problem that cannot easily be detected with a routine physical examination.
Care Providers - Medical Radiation Technologists (MRT) and Radiologists (FRCPC)
Medical Radiation Technologists are allied health professionals trained in patient care and imaging techniques that use ionizing radiation to obtain images. At RVH we use digital radiography machines to take x-rays of the body. These images are then sent to radiologists for interpretation and diagnosis. Radiologists are physicians with specialist training in the interpretation of all imaging modalities providing consultation to the referring physician.
What You Should Know
Is there a chance that you are pregnant or are you breast feeding?
Please discuss this with your doctor before arriving for your appointment, or contact our department.
Do you take medications?
For some procedures it is important that some medicines be stopped prior to arriving for your appointment. Please share this information with us when you call to book your appointment, so that we can advise you of any special instructions specific to your test. We also list any important instructions on the backside of the RVH imaging requisition. Please bring the requisition with you to the appointment.
What allergies do you have?
Please let us know of any allergies you may have when you call to book your appointment, so that we can advise you of any special instructions specific to your test.
We are committed to providing a safe, secure and respectful environment for our patients, staff and visitors
and will not tolerate any form of violent, abusive or aggressive behaviour.