The Diagnostic Imaging (DI) team is a multi-disciplinary
team comprised of several individuals. Each member is highly trained
and committed to continuing education in their profession. Each
discipline plays a critical role in delivering seamless, quality health
Medical Radiation Technologists (MRT)
Medical radiation technologists (MRT) are a highly-skilled
group of individuals who have specialized training in numerous
diagnostic imaging modalities. The modalities include Radiography
(which includes X-ray, Computed Tomography (CT), Mammography, and Bone
Mineral Density), Nuclear Medicine, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
(MRI). The MRT must also use interpersonal and patient-centered care
skills to ensure a complete understanding of the procedure and the next
step on the continuum of care. MRTs are also present to assist
radiologists during interventional procedures.
Sonographers are diagnostic medical professionals who
operate ultrasonic imaging devices to produce diagnostic images, scans,
videos, or 3D volumes of anatomy and diagnostic data. Sonography
requires specialized education and skills to view, analyze and modify
the scan to optimize the information in the image.
Radiologists are physicians who are specialized in
interpreting images. They have undergone extensive, specialized
training in understanding medical images. They use Radiography,
Computed Tomography (CT) scans, Nuclear Medicine (radioactive substance
injection), Ultrasounds and Magnetic Reasonance Imaging (MRI) to
examine patients and diagnose diseases.
Radiologists connect medical image findings with other
exams, prescribe and administer treatment, while recommending further
testing and liaising with the referring physician. Radiologists also
use radiation minimally-invasive, image-guided surgery to treat
A DI nurse provides physical, mental and emotional
support to patients undergoing procedures in the Diagnostic Imaging
Department. In addition to caring for the patient, the nurse ensures
the patient has a good understanding of the procedure. Nurses also
engage families by keeping them included in the process.
Nurses are an integral part of the Diagnostic Imaging
Department as they can assist the Radiologist with monitoring the
patient’s condition during a procedure and with the administration of
medication, when necessary.
Our clerical team is here to help you make and arrange
your appointments. They are your first point-of-contact when you enter
the department and will assist you in ensuring you are fully prepared
for your upcoming test or procedure.
Southlake is committed to training the brightest and the
best, for today and the future. Each year, a variety of healthcare
students assist in the Diagnostic Imaging Department to gain first-hand