DRDH Diagnostic Imaging Department Extends Ultrasound Hours and Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month


DRDH Sonographers 

Pictured here Deep River and District Hospital’s Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Bianca Robinson (left) and Nadine Lindenbach (right).


The Deep River and District Hospital (DRDH) is very pleased to share that as of November 4, 2019, the hours of availability for out-patient ultrasound services will be extended. As a result of patient feedback expressing a desire for widened appointment times, ultrasound appointments will now be available in the evenings as well as on Saturdays. It is hoped that the extended hours will better meet the needs of patients or caregivers who work during the typical work week.

Patients may present to the Diagnostic Imaging Department directly with their physician requisition to schedule an appointment. Alternately, if the requisition is faxed by the physician, the Department will reach out to patients in order to schedule an appointment. The Department requires requisitions to be ‘in hand’ at the time of booking to ensure that the correct exam is scheduled for the patient.

The Deep River and District Hospital would like to thank our patients for providing feedback and helping us to better meet the needs of our populations. We look forward to offering these extended hours for ultrasound appointments and continuing to improve service for our patients.

In addition to extending ultrasound appointment availability, the Diagnostic Imaging Department is also celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout October. The Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) is a province-wide, organized cancer screening program that provides high-quality breast screening throughout Ontario. Women should talk with their doctors about regular breast screening, as regular mammograms lower the risk of dying from breast cancer in women ages 50 to 74. The Deep River and District Hospital is a local site for the Ontario Breast Screening Program, and is accredited with the Canadian Association of Radiologists with a digital unit. For the last two years, the Deep River and District Hospital has consistently scored very well for wait times from first assessment to diagnosis. The Deep River and District Hospital has ample appointment availability and offers a chance to have your mammogram completed locally.

There are many reasons to choose the Ontario Breast Screening Program - no physician referral is required, reminder letters are sent for future appointments, reports are mailed to you and your family physicians, OBSP provides a large database for breast care research, and it is a best practice for breast screening.

Women over 50 years of age who would like their mammogram in Deep River can call 613-732-1463 and request that their appointment be made in Deep River.