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Diagnostic Imaging

The Diagnostic Imaging department provides diagnostic services at both Louise Marshall Hospital and Palmerston and District Hospital.

Imaging services are provided on inpatient, outpatient and emergency basis. Emergency coverage is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. A doctor referral is required for all diagnostic imaging tests.

Physician referral forms can be found here:

Diagnostic Imaging Services

Bone Mineral Density Test

A bone density test determines if you have osteoporosis — a disease that causes bones to become more fragile and more likely to break. In the past, osteoporosis could be detected only after you broke a bone. By that time, however, your bones could be quite weak. A bone density test makes it possible to know your risk of breaking bones before the fact.

A bone density test uses X-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone. The bones that are most commonly tested are located in the spine, hip and forearm.


An echocardiogram is a test performed to assess the heart’s function and structures. The test uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart. These sound waves bounce or “echo” off of the heart structures and are sent to a computer that can create moving images of the heart walls and valves. This picture is much more detailed than an x-ray image and does not involve radiation exposure.

General Radiography

General Radiography, commonly referred to as x-ray, is a diagnostic tool used to create images of the body’s internal structures. These images are used to detect abnormalities in bones, lungs and other internal organs.


The ultrasound machine produces high-frequency sound waves that reflect off of the internal organs or tissues to make a picture. This test does not use radiation and is traditionally associated with gynecologists and obstetricians providing examinations of pregnancies as there is no danger to the unborn child.  In addition to pregnancy examinations, the test also allows the machine to pinpoint the exact location of an organ for treatment or surgery.

For additional information on Diagnostic Imaging rests please visit the following resource:

Hours of Operation

Louise Marshall Hospital 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Palmerston District Hospital 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

What to Bring

To allow your test go smoothly, please remember to bring:

  • Physician requisition with physician signature (without this requisition we cannot perform any diagnostic imaging test)
  • OHIP Card

Service Available at: 

Louise Marshall Hospital

630 Dublin Street
Mount Forest, ON
N0G 2L3

(519) 323-2210

Palmerston and District Hospital

500 Whites Road
Palmerston, ON
N0G 2P0

(519) 343 2030

North Wellington Health Care

  • Louise Marshall Hospital

  • 630 Dublin Street, Mount Forest,
    ON N0G 2L3
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  • Phone: (519) 323-2210
  • Palmerston and District Hospital

  • 500 Whites Road, Palmerston,
    ON N0G 2P0
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  • Phone: (519) 343-2030