The Diagnostic Imaging Centre at St. Joseph's Health Care of London is a cornerstone of the organization. In keeping with health care trends, the Diagnostic Imaging Centre is primarily an outpatient service in an ambulatory setting that supports our in-house programs, a broad community referral base and our acute care centre partners. The program, expanded by the implementation of PACS (Picture Archive and Communication System), is uniquely positioned for the future and will be further enhanced by dynamic clinical and research innovation using the newest imaging modalities.
For your visit:
For your safety, you may be required to have a driver
Across St. Joseph’s, safety is a priority as part of our vision to earn complete confidence in the care we provide. Your safety is important to us, not only during your stay or visit but also prior to and after any procedure. To help ensure your safety, you will receive pre-procedure instructions and post procedure instructions for the majority of procedures you have done at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
It is important for your well-being that you follow these instructions. While you may feel fine immediately after a procedure everyone reacts differently to medications and treatments. For some procedures, it’s important you have someone with you who will ensure you arrive home safely after your procedure. For such procedures, you will receive instructions indicating that you are required to have a driver. Your procedure may be canceled if you do not have someone with you. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure your safe arrival home and, if a complication should occur after you have left our care, that you have someone who can assist you. If you have any questions about this requirement please contact Patient Relations at 519 646-6100 ext. 61234.
Access your images
To provide patients with easy access to and control over their medical imaging, St. Joseph’s Diagnostic Imaging Centre is partnering with PocketHealth, a service that allows patients to access their images online and share them with others, in full diagnostic quality.
How it works:
- Patients who choose to enrol with PocketHealth will have their images stored permanently and readily accessible at any time, from any device. There is a $5.00 + HST fee paid to PocketHealth to have all their images at St. Joseph’s stored with PocketHealth, as well as any additional exams over the subsequent two weeks after enrolling. (Please Note: Radiology reports and ultrasound images are not included.)
- Patients are notified of new images, which can be added to their account. After the initial two-week period, there is a $5.00 + HST fee to store new images.
- Strong privacy and encryption protocols keep the medical information secure
To learn more and to enrol, visit pocket.health/STJOSEPHS.
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