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Cancer Imaging Program

Diagnostic imaging is an integral part of cancer patient care. It helps guide clinical decision-making to ensure safe, high-quality, appropriate care. The Cancer Imaging Program promotes timely access to high-quality imaging in Ontario. 

Purpose

  • Improve the quality of cancer imaging and optimize its safe, appropriate use
  • Improve patient access to cancer imaging
  • Facilitate and accelerate evidence-based change
  • Improve effective communication within the radiology community, and between radiologists and other healthcare providers

Program Initiatives

  • Develop and foster a culture of quality in diagnostic imaging by:
    • strengthening relationships between clinicians and health administrators, and  between organizations
    • improving collaboration between organizations that work to improve the quality of care
  • Develop and put into action strategies to increase awareness among physicians of appropriate imaging referrals for people with cancer
  • Identify and assess wait times and access for priority procedures, and support improvement through best practice sharing across Ontario
  • Lead the development and support the implementation of evidence-based structured radiology reporting
  • Oversee the PET Scans Ontario Program with an evidence-based approach; ensure timely access to PET scans is available to Ontarians for appropriate indications
  • Provide guidance on interventional oncology services, including focal tumour ablation and vertebral augmentation services; work with healthcare administrators and providers on how to organize and deliver these services

Email Program

If you have any questions or comments, email the Cancer Imaging Program.