Information for Physicians

Remote Exam Viewing


Referring clinicians and specialists can have quick and easy access to view patient images and reports stored on the PACS (Picture Archive and Communication System) remotely from their own office computers via the internet. This service is available for general x-ray and ultrasound examinations performed at North Scarborough X-Ray and Ultrasound & Finch-Warden X-Ray and Ultrasound.



Images will be available immediately following completion of the patient's exam and reports are generally available within 1 to 2 business days.



The images can be viewed via a website browser.



Click here to access the physicians portal.


Instructions for Viewing CDs


To view data on a CD:

  1. Exit any open applications.
  2. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive.
  3. To view a study, double-click the file in the folder.


Release of Medical Records


Original films, medical reports, CDs, printed images, and remote access to medical records are available to physicians actively involved with the care of the patient.  A fee may apply.

Medical Record Retention


Image and results of patient procedures are archived by each clinic in accordance with recommendations of the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons. An archived file for adult patients will be retained for a period of six (6) years after the date of the last visit. An archived file for a minor patient will be retained for seven (7) years after the minor reaches the age of 18 years. Once the required time is completed, images will be removed from the files and sent for confidential recycling. Paper in the files will be sent for confidential shredding.

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B.D. Diagnostic Imaging Inc.