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Diagnostic Imaging

Clinics, Programs, and Services

CAT Scan (CT)

Offered at 13 locations

CAT scans are a series of images that are made by a highly sophisticated computer and X-ray machine. CAT scans give more detailed pictures of bone and soft tissue organs...


Offered at 10 locations

This clinic, program or service is not administered by Nova Scotia Health. Information may be out of date. Please confirm details with the clinic, program, or service provider.

A mammogram is an x-ray image of the breast. It is used to help detect and diagnose breast diseases. Mammograms are used on women and men who have symptoms of...


Offered at 1 location

A PET CT (Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography) scan is an imaging test showing how an organ or tissue works. MRI and CT scans are different than a PET CT...


Offered at 21 locations

Ultrasounds are used to view and take pictures of the organs inside your body. It uses high-frequency sound waves which cannot be heard. These sound waves bounce off of tissues...


Offered at 41 locations

NOTICE: Appointment booking for X-Ray will be unavailable Wednesday, May 15 from 0000 – 0600 for routine IT updates. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience...

Patient Education Resources

CT Scan

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CT scans give detailed pictures of bones and soft tissue organs. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for the scan, what happens during the scan, questions about breastfeeding after the scan, side effects, how long it will take, and when to expect results. This pamphlet is also available in French.


Having an X-ray

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X-rays are the most common type of diagnostic imaging test. They can be used to identify a fractured bone, a chest infection, something blocking the bowel, and more. Topics include: who will do the X-ray, how long it will take, what happens during, and what to do if you are pregnant.

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