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X-Ray

You may need an X-ray as a result of illness or injury, or when a physician suspects a medical problem that cannot easily be detected with a routine physical examination. Visiting the emergency department may also necessitate an X-Ray. If you require an X-Ray after visiting the emergency department, this will be completed within the emergency department. Markham Stouffville Hospital offers digital radiography (current technology) X-ray services at both the Markham and Uxbridge Sites. This current X-Ray technology reduces radiation doses.

Click here to view the X-ray brochure.

Location and Contact Information

To make an X-Ray appointment at the Markham site, please visit the Make an Appointment page.

To make an X-ray appointment at the Uxbridge site, please call 905 852 9771 ext. 5249.

Markham Site

We suggest parking in the main hospital parking lot, opposite the Link Lobby Entrance and Medical Office Building, when visiting diagnostic services.

Please go to diagnostic services registration on the second floor in Building B at Markham Stouffville Hospital before you are directed to the X-Ray waiting room.

Uxbridge Site

Diagnostic services is located in Uxbridge Cottage Hospital – 4 Campbell Drive, Uxbridge.

For more information on parking at the Markham or Uxbridge sites, please click here.

Care Providers

An X-Ray is performed by a medical radiation technologist (MRT) and a radiologist. Medical radiation technologists (MRT) are allied health professionals trained in patient care and imaging techniques that use ionizing radiation to obtain images. Radiologists (FRCPC) are physicians with specialist training in the interpretation of all imaging modalities providing consultation to the referring physician.

What You Should Know

Before Your Visit

Please do not wear jewellery or perfume on the day of your test.

Please arrive 30 minutes before your test to register at diagnostic services registration. Please bring your health card and your requisition (if your physician has provided you with one).

During Your Visit

Children (12 and under) should not accompany the patient to any X-Ray appointment, as we cannot provide for their supervision while completing your test or treatment. 

After Your Visit

There are no specific instructions for after your X-Ray.   Your family physician will receive your X-ray results and follow up with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a chance that you are pregnant or are you breast feeding?

Please discuss this with your physician before arriving for your appointment, or contact our department at 905-472-7020.

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 Markham Stouffville Hospital diagnostic 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.  

Additional Resources

The Medical Imaging Team resources for patients and health care professionals - imagingteam.ca

Radiology information resources - radiologyinfo.org/