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Bone densitometry

Bone densitometry scanning, also called bone scan, is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone mineral density. Bone densitometry is a modality that uses low dose x-rays. This service at the Aline-Chrétien Health Hub offers analysis for the hip and spine. 

Do not take vitamins nor iron or calcium supplements on the day of the exam.
Register at room 1I401, 30 minutes before your exam. If you arrive late, your appointment may be rescheduled.

A medical radiation technologist completes the examination. The person sits on a table below the x-ray machine and the machine moves as the examination proceeds. The person must remain still to ensure the stability and accuracy of the images.

The examination lasts 30 minutes.

Once the examination is completed, no further action is required. You can take your vitamins and supplements as usual. The radiologist will interpret the results, which will be sent to the referring physician and your family doctor. Unless otherwise specified, the radiologist's report will be available via the Connected Care Patient Portal, and the images of your exam will be available via PocketHealth (see details below).

Patients at Montfort can now easily access their medical imaging with PocketHealth. With just a few clicks, you can use this secure online platform to view, store and seamlessly share your images anytime, on any device. 

How to access your records

  1. Go to to request your images.
  2. Once your images are ready to view, you’ll receive an email from PocketHealth with a secure link.
  3. Click on the link received by email to download and share your images.
  4. Physicians receiving shared images can view or import these images, with no software or account set up needed.

Should you have questions, or need help with PocketHealth, call 1-855-381-8522 or email

Hôpital Montfort is integrated with the Ocean eReferral Network portal. Click the link to access the request.

The Ocean eReferral platform allows you to create and submit requests directly from most electronic medical record systems for physicians in the community.

Therefore, Montfort encourages you to take advantage of this free platform that greatly simplifies and streamlines the process of managing test requests.

Requests received via Ocean will always be clearer and more complete, and allow for more effective and efficient communication with providers and patients.

For more information or assistance with the Ocean integration process, email or visit their website by clicking here.

Hôpital Montfort

This service at the Aline-Chrétien Health Hub is offered by Hôpital Montfort.

This service requires a medical referral.


Clients who have an appointment will receive an automated reminder by phone and/or email up to 5 days prior to their appointment.


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Wing I, Room 1I401

Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Medical Referrals: Ocean eReferrals Network Portal.


Phone: 613-748-4907
Fax: 613-748-4951
Additional fax: 1-855-245-7379