What’s New?

New Booking Policy

February 6, 2017

Keeping with current hospital practices within the community, Merivale Medical Imaging (MMI) now requires requisitions to be forwarded to us prior to the scheduling of your appointment.

Requisitions can be sent to the clinic by one of the following methods:

  1. By fax to our main number (613) 727-5873
  2. By email to booking(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mmimaging.com
  3. Or in person at 1370 Clyde Ave (just south of Baseline Road)

 

Appointments can be booked by telephone (for OBSP & X-ray appointments only) by calling 613-727-1072 option 1.

Upon receipt of your requisition, one of our booking agents will contact you to schedule an appointment.

 

Spring 2016 Newsletter (For Referring Physicians)

May 2, 2016

Referring physicians – please download a copy of our Spring Newsletter. In this edition you will find information about some exciting new services as well as educational information with respect to some of our existing services.

 

Are You Concerned About Health Care Cuts?

November 9, 2015

If not, you should be. Since February 2015, the Ontario government has made an almost 7 percent unilateral cut to physician expenditures. These cuts directly affect the care patients in Ontario receive. Please take a moment to print and sign this petition to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, if you would like a fair deal that promotes quality, patient-focused care. Please encourage friends and family to sign as well. Together we can make a difference.

 

Website Update

September 29, 2015

Visit us on your mobile device.  MMI’s website has recently been optimized for viewing on tablets and smartphones.

 

DEXA Total Body Composition Scanning

December 1, 2014

Please note, we no longer require a requisition to perform DEXA Total Body Composition scanning. If you would like to have this procedure performed, please call our booking office to schedule your appointment.

 

New Telephone System

November 7, 2014

MMI has recently adopted a new telephone system that will help us respond to telephone calls and booking requests in a more timely fashion. We value your opinion and kindly request that you send any feedback about our new system to info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mmimaging.com.

 

Spring 2014 Newsletter (For Referring Physicians)

May 6, 2014

Referring physicians – please download a copy of our Spring Newsletter.  In this edition you will find information about DEXA total body composition scanning, ankle brachial index (ABI) testing, 3D transvaginal sonography and much more.

 

DEXA Total Body Composition Scanning

July 12, 2013

Merivale Medical Imaging is now performing DEXA Total Body Composition scans.  This is considered the gold standard for measuring fat tissue mass, lean tissue mass and bone mineral content.

The radiation dose is minimal and considered safe but will require a requisition from a licensed physician.  Physicians can email info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mmimaging.com with their physician number for our electronic requisitions.

This procedure is not insurable through OHIP and the client will be responsible for the associated fee of $100.

Please visit our FAQ page for more information.

Direct Radiography (DR) Versus Computed Radiography (CR)

May 14, 2013

According to a recent study by Cancer Care Ontario scientists, CR is less effective than DR for detecting breast cancer.  The Ontario government is suggesting that women contact their mammography clinics if they wish to know what technology was used for their last screening mammogram.

Merivale Medical Imaging has 2 full field digital imaging (DR) mammography units.

 

General Ultrasound Imaging for Pediatric Patients

March 14, 2013

Merivale Medical Imaging is now accepting pediatric patients for general ultrasound procedures.  These include abdominal, pelvic and small parts sonography.

 

Fall 2012 Newsletter (For Referring Physicians)

November 6, 2012

Referring physicians – please download a copy of our Fall Newsletter.  In this edition you will find updates on recent procedure changes as well as educational information on nuclear medicine bone scans, digital mammography and more.

 

Medical Radiation Technologists’ (MRT) Week 2012

November 5, 2012

November 4th – 10th is Medical Radiation Technologists’ week.  MRTs are skilled professionals that play an integral and vital role in the healthcare system.

 

Impact of Healthcare Cuts

August 27, 2012

Recently there have been several reports in the media of our imminent closing.  Despite the Ontario provincial government budget cutbacks, which include the Ontario Ministry of health decrease in technical fee reimbursements, Merivale Medical Imaging will remain open and will continue to strive to provide high quality medical imaging in a timely fashion.

These budget cuts affect all imaging clinics in Ontario.

 

Spring 2012 Newsletter (For Referring Physicians)

May 9, 2012

Referring physicians – please download a copy of the very first edition of our semi-annual newsletter.  In this edition, you will find information about our new electronically-fillable requisitions, enhanced mammography services and much more.

 

Follow Merivale Medical Imaging on Twitter

March 20, 2012

Follow us on Twitter @MerivaleMedical for important clinic news and for the latest developments in the field of diagnostic imaging.

 

Leading-Edge Ultrasound Technology

February 22, 2012

MMI is proud to announce the recent acquisition of a new Philips IU22 ultrasound machine to compliment the existing fleet of five that we currently have in use.  These state-of-the-art, high resolution, ergonomic machines, are complimented by five Philips HDI 5000 machines and two Philips IE33 machines.

MMI’s ultrasound technology is among the best in the Ottawa region, allowing us to produce high quality sonograms and to provide accurate and reliable results to your doctor.  Upgrading our technology frequently is just another way Merivale Medical Imaging continues to demonstrate a strong commitment to providing superior service and high quality results.

 

Using Innovative Technology to Provide Excellent Care

December 19, 2011

MMI’s state-of-the-art equipment and robust IT infrastructure is similar to those being used by many of the world’s leading hospitals. We firmly believe having up-to-date technology is key to providing excellent care for our patients.  As part of our patient focused technology strategy, MMI is pleased to be the first Independent Health Facility within the Champlain/LHIN region to become part of the Northern and Eastern Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network diagnostic imaging repository (NEODIN DI-r).

The NEODIN DI-r is a secure, shared repository of images and reports for more than 60 medical imaging departments in northern and eastern Ontario.  This repository allows physicians access to medical imaging test results regardless of where the images were generated within the network. In other words, physicians at the region’s hospitals can see test results from MMI, and MMI physicians can see imaging test results from the hospitals, making the sharing of information faster and easier, and reducing wait times for patients.

Being able to compare imaging test results over time is an important part of a patient’s care. Becoming part of NEODIN is just one of the many ways Merivale Medical Imaging is continuing to provide excellent care for our patients and their physicians.