Diagnostic services: Discharge instructions and requesting images

Diagnostic services: Discharge instructions and requesting images

Before you go home, you will be given discharge and after care instructions for the kind of procedure you had done. We have also provided this discharge information below.

Abdominal drain insertion Kidney renal biopsy Portacath insertion
Abscess drain insertion Liver pancreas abdominal biopsy Portacath removal
Abscess drainage Lumbar puncture Thoracentesis
Biliary drain stent insertion Lung chest biopsy Transesophageal echocardiogram
Biopsy (generic) Lymph node biopsy Tunneled abdominal drain insertion
G-tube change Nephrostomy tube change Tunneled abdominal drain removal
G-tube insertion Nephrostomy tube insertion Tunneled pleural drain insertion
Intravenous (IV) sedation Paracentesis Tunneled pleural drain removal
IVC filter insertion PICC line insertion Uterine artery embolization
IVC filter removal Pleural drain insertion Varicocele embolization

After your procedure, let us know how your visit at the hospital went. We aim to make all patient experiences in our department great ones!

Accessing your images after a diagnostic procedure

In continued efforts around reducing the spread of COVID-19, we now support the remote release of diagnostic images online through PocketHealth.

This service you may grant access to your images by others such as a new doctor or family members.  You can send an invitation by email, fax or a printed page, or by downloading the images to a device or computer and then saving them to a USB stick or CD.   Access to your diagnostic images will become available within the same day the exam has been finalized by a Radiologist.

Patients can sign up using their computer, cell phone or tablet.  Sign up now.

There is a $5.00 registration fee to create your PocketHealth account and this includes a download of all previous imaging done at Markham Stouffville Hospital.  Each time you undergo future additional imaging you will receive a notice from PocketHealth advising that you have new imaging available for download.  Each future download costs $5.00, which is less than the hospital’s previous $10 fee for providing images on a CD.

For frequent users there is also an optional annual subscription rate.  This unique plan is available for up to 5 family members, and expands your access to include imaging you may have had done at any of the hospitals or clinics who have partnered with PocketHealth.  Learn more about this option.

For any assistance with accessing your images online please contact PocketHealth directly.

Important to remember – accessing images can only be done through PocketHealth

To learn more about accessing your reports and other information from your hospital chart, see Patient Connect.