On June 16th 2015 the new Medical Imaging Department in Mistissini took its first x-rays. The inauguration of this service means that patients no longer need to travel 90km to Chibougamau for x-rays, electrocardiogram tests (ECGs) and dental panoramic radiographs (dental x-rays). The Department is staffed by three professional technologists.
The new cutting-edge service is an example of successful implementation of telemedicine. The images are sent electronically to Hotel Dieu Hospital in Amos, where they are read by a radiologist. Orthopedists and other specialists from our service corridor also have secure access to the x-ray images.
Medical imaging services in Mistissini will lead to improved quality of care for community members, and will also reduce pressure on the radiology department of Chibougamau Regional Hospital.
Patients can access the service with a doctor's prescription. The Medical Imaging Department is open Monday to Friday from 8am-5pm.
Photo by Alain Fortier