Most people know the difference between emergency and urgent medical care. (Click here to learn more if needed). In Quebec, we dial 911 for emergencies and call 811 for urgent care.
Unfortunately, many patients with urgent medical issues need to visit the emergency room, leading to long wait times and overcrowding of our busy emergency departments.
Radiology services are a growing necessity for urgent care. Up to 90% of urgent care visits require some form of radiology examination for their management (1). This can range from X-Rays for sprains and fractures to MRI for acute back pain. Once seen by an emergency physician, many patients with urgent complaints need to wait many hours or return later to the hospital to receive their radiology examinations. This cycle can reach up to 24 hours during weekdays and 72 hours during weekends.
Some of the most common problems requiring urgent medical imaging (see exceptions above) include:
At ISMI we offer our patients with rapid, same day access to all radiology tests (Xray, Ultrasound, CT scan, MRI) in our West-Island clinic or our trusted clinics with less that 2 hour radiology report turnaround time.
Rapid access to high quality consultation and radiology services can bring significant time and cost savings to patients.
The most reliable way to know how urgent care radiology can help you (or your patients) is to call:
– our Nurse at 514-418-3882 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
– Dr. Khashy at 514-418-3840 between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
You may need a referral request from your doctor for these examinations. You can send this request using Fax 514-418-8754 or email email@example.com.
You can also bring this request with you at the time of your appointment.