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Diagnostic Imaging

 
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The Diagnostic Imaging Department provides diagnostic imaging services for both inpatients and outpatients. The diagnostic modalities include general radiology, fluoroscopy and ultrasound. Radiological exams include tomograms, venograms, arthrograms, portable x-rays and operating room exams.
 
Ultrasound exams include obstetrical, abdominal, pelvic, thyroid, breast, genito urinary, endovaginal, renal, prostate, testicular, and venous doppler.
 
Appointments are booked Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m and 9:30am - 2:30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Please call 613-354-3301 extension 263 for information.
 
 
 
 

Interventional Radiology Program (IVR)

IVR RoomThe Hospital has initiated an Interventional Radiology program.  This is a program within the Diagnostic Imaging department where the radiologist uses fluoroscopy (x-ray) or ultrasound imaging to guide them while they perform these minimally invasive procedures.  These procedures include joint injection and aspirations, peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC), thoracentesis and paracentesis.
 
For some patients an injection of steroids into their joint space can give them pain relief so that they can start moving again.  With the use of the C-Arm unit, the radiologist can isolate the joint space and accurately inject a medication into the space to help with inflammation and pain relief.
 
For patients that need to have long term intravenous therapy, frequent blood sampling or have poor vascular access, a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) can be inserted into their vein in their upper arm.  This PICC can stay in place and be used for many months for chemotherapy, intravenous nutrition or long term antibiotic therapy.  The patients can be treated on an outpatient basis.
 
Many of our cancer patients develop large collections of fluid in their abdomen or their lungs that need to be drained.  We will be able to provide relief for these patients as they need it by placing a temporary catheter to drain this fluid.
 
We are very excited to provide this service to both our outpatients and inpatients.  For some of our inpatients it will avoid a long ambulance ride to Kingston to have a PICC inserted.  It will also increase access to these procedures close to home and reduce wait times for patients in our area.
LACG Hospital Contact Info
8 Richmond Park Drive,
Napanee, ON K7R 2Z4
(613) 354-3301