The Diagnostic Imaging Departments provide diagnostic services to the Sunrise Health Region and surrounding regions. The services include: general radiology, screening and diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT).
Although the extent of examinations varies at the different diagnostic imaging departments throughout the region, there are some requirements which are standard to all imaging departments:
• Imaging exams are performed only with a physician’s or nurse practitioners order
• Some exams require specific patient preparation, and therefore the staff will provide instructions and may need to arrange an appointment date and time.
• Interpretation of reports is provided by a radiologist
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General Radiology outpatient services are provided in the health region at the following locations, days and times. Please note that for some locations, it is strongly recommended that appointments be made in advance:
All Diagnostic departments are closed for general out patient testing on all observed statutory holidays. This includes all Laboratories and Medical Imaging Departments.
| Location || Phone || Hours || Additional Information |
| Yorkton Regional Health Centre || 786-0423 || 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. || |
| Foam Lake Health Centre || 272-3326 || 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. || Monday to Friday; appts rec |
| Langenburg Health Care Complex || 743-5444 || 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. || Monday, Tuesday, Thursday |
| Canora Hospital || 563-1264 || 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. || Monday to Friday |
| Kamsack Hospital || 542-3994 || 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. || Monday to Friday |
| Preeceville Hospital || 547-4459 || 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. || Monday to Friday |
| Norquay Health Centre || 594-2133 || 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. || Monday to Friday |
| St. Peter’s Hospital Melville || 728-9227 || |
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Monday to Thursday
| St. Anthony’s Hospital Esterhazy || 745-3223 || 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. || Monday to Friday |
| Ituna Health Centre || 795-2588 || 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. || Monday to Friday |
Specialized Procedures (Yorkton Regional Health Centre):
All specialized procedures require appointment times.
Mammography (Screening and Diagnostic):
Two and a half days each week is dedicated to both screening and diagnostic mammography. Yorkton is a satellite centre for the Screening Program for Breast Cancer. All appointments are scheduled by the office in Regina, telephone toll free 1-855-584-8228. Screening mammography is performed at regularly scheduled intervals on women over the age of 50. All screening films are sent to Regina for interpretation and both patients and their physicians are directly informed of the results by the Screening Program. Diagnostic mammography is done when a breast condition has been identified. These films are read locally by the on site radiologist. Reports are sent to the patient’s physician.
Ultrasound units provide scanning images of abdominal, obstetric, pelvic, small parts, breast and prostate sonography.
Ultrasound-guided interventional procedures include fine needle aspiration, biopsy for cytology, therapeutic aspiration of cysts and abscesses, core biopsies of breast, prostate and solid masses for histology.
All ultrasound examinations are scheduled by the physician’s office except emergency requests.
CT (Computed Tomography):
CT utilizes x-ray technology and sophisticated computer to create images of cross section “slices” through the body. CT scanning provides a quick overview of pathologies and enable rapid analyses and treatment plans.
All CT examinations are scheduled by a specialist only with the following exceptions:
• if the patient has been seen by a specialist who has suggested that a CT examination be performed
• in cases where a CT examination has been suggested by a radiologist on the basis of findings on conventional films, barium or ultrasound examination
Specialized outpatient services are provided at Yorkton Regional Health Center on the following days and times:
| Specialty || Phone || Hours || Additional Information |
| Mammography |
(screening & diagnostic)
| 786-0423 || 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. || Monday to Friday |
| Ultrasound || 786-0423 || 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. || |
Monday to Friday
| CT || 786-0423 || 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. || Monday to Friday |
YRHC Department Contacts:
Technical Director Karen Choptuik: 306-786-0425
Medical Director Dr. Johann Hahn: 306-786-0427