Many of us are not thrilled about going to medical appointments especially when you get the dreaded direction from your doctor to get tests done – cue the suppressed groans. Testing can be uncomfortable. But early diagnosis can be life-saving, provide answers, and give you peace of mind. You can’t put a price tag on that.
We’re fortunate in Orléans as we have a branch of the Canadian Diagnostic Network (CDN) right here at 2003 St-Joseph Boulevard.
They provide our community important services such as ultrasound, x rays, mammograms, and bone mineral density testing. Their experienced physicians and personalized approach ensures you’re in good hands with Canada’s largest diagnostic imaging service provider. .
For example, each of their x-ray technologists has graduated from a three-year college or institute program and are required to complete and pass the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists national registry examination. Each technologist is licensed by the College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO).
In addition, their sonographers are specialists in OB/GYN, abdominal, small parts (scrotal, thyroid), and vascular imaging. Across the company, the sonographers perform over 60,000 exams annually on CDN’s state-of-the-art ultrasound units. It can be a pretty intimate setting but you can rest assured that the registered technologists are very sensitive to the personal comfort of patients.
One of our favorite things about CDN is that they also provide diagnostic services to the Ottawa Mission. You will find a donation basket available in their clinic reception area where people can drop-off non-perishable food items. These items will then be collected for distribution by the Ottawa Mission.
So the next time you are looking for a place to administer those dreaded tests, please consider grabbing a couple of food items and heading over to the Canadian Diagnostic Network in the Heart of Orléans!