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Diagnostic Imaging Department

The Chapleau Health Services Diagnostic Imaging Department is modern and efficient. A 24-hour response diagnostic imaging department offers radiography and ultrasound services. It is a member of the NORad group which encompasses 14 remote district sites, all partnered with the main hub Timmins and District Hospital. These sites all use digital radiography technology and high speed networks to move diagnostic images and interpretations between district hospitals and TDH.

This technology is made possible by the discovery of Computed Radiography (CR), and PACS (Picture Archive and Communication System), the biggest innovations in the history of Diagnostic Imaging. It also opens the door to fast, accurate and secure transmission of images over data networks. Images and reports can be transmitted to referring physicians, radiologists and emergency departments which allows for image analysis and consultation among medical professionals across the region in a timely fashion. This allows for a great improvement in patient care across a vast geographical area.

In order to address patient mobility and accessibility issues and improve quality imaging Services de santé de Chapleau Health Services diagnostic imaging department has recently acquired a new state-of-the-art X-ray unit to replace a system that was 15 years old. The new system offers impeccable image quality for all types of X-ray exams and an elevating table for quick and easy patient positioning. In 2016, a modern state of the art ultrasound unit was purchased to replace the aging 2009 unit, allowing our hospital to stay abreast of the latest in technological advances.

Diagnostic imaging x-ray machine and staff

In photo from left to right: Dr. Kendra Saari, Chief of Staff; Tracy Martel, Diagnostic Imaging Technologist; Gail Bignucolo, former CEO.

To make an appointment please call (705) 864-1520.


Chapleau General Hospital
6 Broomhead Road
Chapleau, Ontario
P0M 1K0