Diagnostic Imaging

The diagnostic imaging (DI) repositories provide authorized health care providers access to diagnostic images and corresponding reports from hospitals and independent health facilities. Immediate access to DI images, reports and studies from other sites helps providers make faster diagnoses without having to wait for physical transfer of images or CDs to specialists.

Diagnostic Imaging Common Service provides consolidated access to digital health information from all of the regional DI repositories so that users can view reports and images from across the province. This important information has been rolled out to all ConnectingOntario clinical viewer users and two sites using ClinicalConnectTM, with more scheduled to receive access in the coming months.

Benefits

  • 24/7 access to diagnostic imaging and reports.
  • Collaborate real-time with a broader range of specialists including remote consultations.
  • Get a more complete history of patient leading to significant improvement in patient diagnosis.
  • Reduce unnecessary transfers and repeat exams for patients and provide care closer to home.
  • Fewer reimaging tests, saving costs and reducing unnecessary exposure to radiation for patients.

Key Types of Medical Images and Reports Available

The Diagnostic Imaging Repositories include images and reports of a number of radiology services offered by hospitals and independent health facilities in Ontario.

Used for checking broken bones, cancers, blood clots, signs of heart disease, etc.

Used to examine abdomen, carotids, venous, thyroid, etc.

Used to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone, and other structures inside the body.

Used to assist in the detection of breast diseases.

Used to determine broken bones (fractures) and damaged ligaments, and organ diseases such as pneumonia in the lung, or cancer.

  • CT scans

    Used for checking broken bones, cancers, blood clots, signs of heart disease, etc.

  • Ultrasounds

    Used to examine abdomen, carotids, venous, thyroid, etc.

  • MRIs

    Used to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone, and other structures inside the body.

  • Mammograms

    Used to assist in the detection of breast diseases.

  • X-Rays

    Used to determine broken bones (fractures) and damaged ligaments, and organ diseases such as pneumonia in the lung, or cancer.

How to Access Digital Images

Authorized users can access images and reports in a number of ways.

ConnectingOntario Clinical Viewer

Release 10 Now Live

Authorized health care providers in the Greater Toronto Area and the Northern and Eastern Region can view DI reports and images from anywhere in the province.

ClinicalConnectTM

Authorized health care providers in South West Ontario are receiving access to DI reports and images from across Ontario through the Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Common Service – now available at two sites with more scheduled to receive access in the coming months.

eHealth Portal

Health care professionals with access to the eHealth Portal can view images and reports online. 

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What's New

Recent Diagnostic Imaging's service updates

August 28th, 2018

Diagnostic Imaging Common Service integration now live at sites across the province

Health care providers across the province now have quick and seamless access to their patients’ diagnostic images and reports, thanks to a new initiative from eHealth Ontario. The Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Common Service is now fully integrated with the ConnectingOntario ClinicalViewer, which supports clinicians in Northern and Eastern Ontario…

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