Information for patients and their families
The medical imaging team - physicians, physicists, sonographers and technologists – understands that patients who are referred for an x-ray, MRI, CT Scan or other medical imaging procedure want to be well informed about both the process and the results of their tests.
This virtual library of guides, tools, brochures and FAQs was developed by the team, to help patients and their families prepare for medical imaging procedures, and to support them in making informed decisions about their health and health care.
The following links provide helpful information about what you can expect when you or a family member are referred for a medical imaging procedure:
The Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists, with its provincial partner organizations, sponsor a website that provides information about the profession of medical radiation technology and the role of the medical radiation technologist in medical imaging exams, The Image of Care. The Image of Care provdies information about the profession of medical radiation technology and the role of the medical radiation technologist in medical imaging exams, provided by Canada’s medical radiation technologists. If you have questions about diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy topics for patients vist the FAQ section of this website for answers.
The Canadian Association of Radiologists offers a comprehensive guide to medical imaging exams and procedures for patients.
The Canadian Interventional Radiology Association has the answers to frequently asked questions and links to other informative websites.
Image Gently is an initiative to promote radiation protection in children, with guidance for healthcare professionals and parents. This informative website includes a guide for parents on What Parents Should Know about Medical Radiation Safety (pdf).
Image Wisely is an initiative to promote Radiation Safety in Adult Medical Imaging
Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.
The Sonography Canada is one place to look for information about diagnostic medical ultrasound procedures, and the profession of sonography.
Xray Risk promotes responsible imaging through patient/provider information, an initiative of the American Society of Radiological Technologists and F&L Medical Products.
The International Atomic Energy Association's Radiation Protection for Patients website provides a large collection of information on all aspects of medical imaging.