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Hospital Care: Diagnostic Imaging

Scroll down to find the hours of operation of x-ray, mammography, ultrasound and CT.

On Friday, May 6, 2016, we were honoured to host Minister Responsible for Rural and Remote Health, Honourable Greg Ottenbreit, dignitaries, donors, health care providers and community members to celebrate the new, more advanced computed tomography (CT) scanner at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Clients are receiving faster, more detailed scans since the new machine went into service in early April. Click "Government and community invest in new Yorkton CT scanner" to read the news release.  A video was shared at the event highlighting the new machine as well as thanking the many people involved to make it a reality.  Find out more about this amazing machine by clicking to view the video "CT Scanner Celebration Event".  

 

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

PERFUME AND SCENTS CAN ENDANGER THE HEALTH OF OTHERS
Sunrise Health Region reminds people to not use perfumes and fragrances on days when coming into health care facilities.  Perfumes and fragrance can contain as many as 300 different chemicals. which when breathed in by others or settling on clothing, hair or objects can cause severe breathing difficulties, skin, or eye irritation for some patients and health care workers with allergies or lung conditions.
 

GENERAL RADIOLOGY:
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

Friday

 

Saturday

 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:
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
appts only
 Ultrasound  786-0423  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 Monday to Friday
appts only

 CT  786-0423  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Monday to Friday
appoint only

 

YRHC Department Contacts:
Scheduling: 306-786-0428
Reception: 306-786-0423
Technical Director Karen Choptuik: 306-786-0425
Medical Director Dr. Johann Hahn: 306-786-0427