Radiologist: Amherst

Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.

Ethics NSHA

Ethics NSHA provides support to all patients, families, volunteers, staff and health care providers in NSHA when they need help making difficult  choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. One way we provide support is though performing ethics consultations.

Four different types of consultation/support requests are addressed by Ethics NSHA. Click on the appropriate link to access a request form.

In-Home Respite

In-home respite provides caregivers with a planned and temporary break from their care giving responsibilities at home. Respite is provided through our contracted home care agencies. To view the costs/fees for in-home respite, please refer to the home support fees in this chart (PDF)

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Bone Mineral Density (BMD)

The bone mineral density test is a computerized x-ray scan of your lower spine and hips. It measures how much calcium and other types of minerals are in an area of your bone. This test can help your health care provider identify osteoporosis, determine your risk of bone fractures and measure your response to treatment.

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Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology (also known as angiography) is a test guided by X-rays to diagnose or treat diseases in your body. These procedures are done using a needle and a narrow tube (catheter). This lowers the need for large incisions (cuts) in the body and is often done under local anesthetic (freezing).

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A PET CT (Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography) scan is an imaging test showing how an organ or tissue works. MRI and CT scans are different than a PET CT scan because they show the structure (shape or make up) of organs or tissue inside your body. 

PET scans can help health care providers diagnose many conditions, find early stages of diseases like cancers, injuries, and infections and see abnormalities even without seeing structural changes.