General Radiology (X-ray)

General radiography (X-Ray) is a Medical Imaging technique that uses x-rays to create detailed images of the inside of your body. This helps our medical team diagnose, create treatment plans and monitor conditions and diseases of our patients.

Here at Humber River Hospital, our General Radiology department uses x-rays to create images of the inside of our patients body. This helps our medical team diagnose and treat certain conditions. During a procedure, our patients will be exposed to a small dose of ionizing radiation which is considered a safe procedure unless specified by a physician. Our medical team can perform both radiography and fluoroscopy.

We use radiography to acquire two-dimensional images of the patient’s body. This is a non-invasive and widely used procedure. This can be used to obtain chest x-rays for lung pathology, skeletal studies for fractures or dislocations, and abdominal exams to assess for obstructions, free air or fluid.

Fluoroscopy is the use of x-rays to create a real-time visualization of body structures. This procedure involves using a continuous beam of x-rays to produce a live video-like image of the body on a monitor. Our medical team can use this for joint arthrograms, swallowing studies, cystoscopy procedures and surgical skeletal reductions, repair or replacement.

X-ray is a crucial tool in modern medicine, enabling clinicians to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions with precision and accuracy.

Benefits

  • Quick and non-invasive: X-Ray scans are a quick and non-invasive imaging test that can be used when a clinician decides there is no need for an incision.
  • Provide detailed information: X-ray images provide detailed information about the internal structures of the body that may not be identifiable with other tests. They can reveal bone fractures, tumors, foreign objects, and many other conditions.
  • Aid in treatment planning: X-ray images can help physicians create a treatment plan by identifying the location and extent of a problem. This allows them to plan the most appropriate course of action such as surgery, radiation therapy, or other appropriate treatments that can help improve the patient’s condition.

How can I access my images/results?

  1. To register for My Humber Health, our secure online patient portal, please click here.
  2. To request access to your medical records, please access our Health Records Department.
  3. Humber River Hospital patients can view, share and permanently store their medical imaging and reports by using PocketHealth!PocketHealth is a secure online platform that allows patients to access their medical imaging records as soon as they’re finalized anytime and on any device. To access your images and reports please visit our partner site, PocketHealth, by clicking here. There is a fee to sign up. Once you’ve signed up, your imaging will be uploaded within 24-48 hours. For more information, please visit our website or contact PocketHealth directly at 1-855-381-8522 or help@mypockethealth.com.