The Medical Imaging Department examines bones, organs, or other tissues by X-ray. The X-ray tube emits rays, invisible to the naked eye, that pass through the skin and then create an image. It’s like we’re taking a photo of the inside of your body.

Our medical imaging services

Hours and location

  • By appointment
  • Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Please note that at all times, emergency room patients have priority. The Medical Imaging Department is located behind the elevators on Level 1 of the hospital.

To book or cancel an appointment

To book (or cancel) an X-ray appointment, please call 418-684-JEFF (5333)/1-888-984-5333, ext. 1484, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


In the examination room, the medical imaging technologist will tell you how to position yourself depending on the area to be examined. Once you are in position, to ensure accuracy, it is important that you remain still while we take the image. Depending on the X-ray required, the technologist may take one or more images. They might ask you to take deep breaths, exhale, or hold your breath for a few seconds. X-rays are a non-invasive and painless exam.

Special considerations

If you are pregnant or think you might be, please let the medical imaging technologist know.

What to bring and how to prepare

You must bring a prescription from your doctor. You must have a hospital card (do you need one?). Please note that you must have a valid Quebec health insurance card to be eligible for services without a fee.

If you are coming for an ultrasound, please do not wear perfume. See full instructions on how to prepare for each of the following ultrasounds (in French only) :

Other local facilities offering this service

For a list of other facilities in the area offering general radiology services, please visit the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale website.