It was Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Week in November at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. From X-Ray to Ultrasound, these talented, highly trained and skilled professionals play an integral part of the health care team by providing vital imaging to diagnose and treat patients.

Medical Radiation Technologists and Diagnostic Medical Sonographers provide medical imaging services to patients from many areas of the hospital. Although much of their time is spent in imaging rooms, they can be found in the operating rooms taking x-rays or bringing portable imaging equipment to a patient’s bedside. The Technologists and Sonographers are incredibly diverse with subspecialties including X-ray &

Fluoroscopy, CT, Mammography, Bone Mineral Density, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound and Echocardiography.

The Patient Service Representatives and Unit Support Workers of DI keep the department running smoothly, by scheduling appointments, answering questions, greeting patients and helping them around the hospital.

It takes a special group of health care workers to make a positive IMAGE on someone’s life, whether a patient is a few hours old or 102 years young.