MEDICAL RADIATION TECHNOLOGISTS
The Management, Technologists and Administrative staff at Belle River Imaging are committed to provide professional service, hospital quality care in a clinic setting.
Medical Radiation Technologists (MRT) are Regulated Allied Health Professionals trained to take high quality images, as ordered by your physician. An MRT is governed by the College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO), and are mandated to uphold a certain Standard of Practice and Professionalism.
Your comfort and experience with our clinic is our number one priority.
Nuclear Medicine Technologists - MRT(N)
Nuclear Medicine Technologists are trained inject radioactive pharmaceuticals and then take images to follow where that radioactive pharmaceutical goes. The images are created by the gamma radiation leaving the organ system and being captured by the camera.
The gamma camera is highly specialised imaging equipment, designed to capture the gamma radiation to develop an image that is read by the Nuclear Medicine Physician.
Radiologic Technologist - MRT(R)
Radiologic Technologists are trained to use electromagnetic radiation known as x rays to take images of the internal structures of our bodies. X rays images are commonly taken when there is chance of a fracture of a bone, or to see if the lungs are clear. X ray images can also show if there are foreign items within the body.
Radiologic Technologists can take further education such as Certificate in Breast Imaging. This allows the technologist to perform mammograms.
X ray images and mammograms are read by Radiologists.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - DMS
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers are trained to use high frequency sound waves to create live images from inside the body. Most commonly ultrasounds are performed to check blood flow through vessels, or to check on the fetus, or to see how well the heart is pumping.
Ultrasound images are read by Radiologists.
The clerical/administrative staff provide support where needed, from coordinating your appointment for the scan, to ensuring your doctor receives the report in a timely manner.
The clerks are the first and last contact for the patient, and are here to provide you with the friendliest service possible.