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
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!

Requesting your images after a diagnostic procedure

Arrangements to have a CD burned with your diagnostic images can be done Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. The CD will be burned based on your specific requirements and may take up to 30 minutes while you wait. The CD costs $10; payment by debit or credit is preferred. 

Before picking up your diagnostic images, please read our Requesting Images on CD brochure.
Also download our Consent to Release Personal Health Information from a Diagnostic System Record brochure.

If you require any additional information, please contact the film library at 905-472-7373 ext. 6505.

PocketHealth

We now offer patients and their families access to their medical imaging records online.

Once you register for access, you can view your entire medical imaging history, share imaging instantly with any physician or even burn your own CD/USB from home. There is a $5.00 fee at the time of enrollment which includes permanent access to all previous imaging and radiologist reports as well as any new exams you undergo over the following two weeks. You can update your accounts with new MSH records anytime for additional $5.00 fees.

You can access the online form to enroll or visit PocketHealth's FAQs to learn more about online access.