"Patients first" is synonymous with Prairie Skies Medical Imaging. We serve the communities in which we live, and we strive to deliver the highest quality diagnostic imaging services.
We operate 4 multi-modality clinics in Regina and Moose Jaw and one x-ray only clinic in Regina. Each location provides the citizens of these cities and southern Saskatchewan convenient and timely access.
PSMI radiologists also provide a comprehensive range of hospital-based imaging services in Regina and various other clinics and healthcare facilities throughout south Saskatchewan.
On July 1, 2019 and after more than 50 years as Radiology Associates of Regina we amalgamated with Canadian Prairie Imaging to form Prairie Skies Medical Imaging.
This amalgamation laid the groundwork to provide cohesive and better radiology services to physicians and patients in and beyond Southern Saskatchewan communities and hospitals.
PSMI has always been the major radiological group in Regina and southern Saskatchewan. Formed over 50 years ago, our group provides uninterrupted, high quality imaging services to Regina and surrounding areas. Many radiologists in the group have specialised training and experience in a particular area of Medical Imaging.
PSMI incorporates new technologies to adapt and respond to the changing demands of patient needs and improve imaging capabilities.
What is a Radiologist
Radiologists are medical doctors (MDs) who specialize in diagnosing diseases and injuries using medical imaging techniques, such as X-rays, ultrasound, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, and positron emission tomography (PET).
Radiologists graduate from accredited medical schools, pass a licensing examination, and then go on to complete a residency of at least four or five years of unique post-graduate medical education.
Radiologists often complete a fellowship - one to two additional years of specialized training in a particular subspecialty of radiology, such as breast imaging, cardiovascular radiology or musculo-skeletal imaging and they are certified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, indicating a high level of training and demonstrated excellence in the field. Before radiologists practice in Saskatchewan they are also approved and licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan.
Radiological examinations are medically prescribed (ordered by another type of physician) and are conducted only by appropriately trained and certified physicians under medically necessary circumstances. Radiologist's training includes instruction in radiation safety and it ensures the optimal performance of radiological procedures and interpretation of medical images. Radiologists are required to remain current in their knowledge of the field by acquiring a specified number of educational credits each year.
Fully trained and certified technologists work closely with the radiologists. The technologist prepares the patient, takes the images, and then passes them to the radiologist for full interpretation and reporting. Technologists are also required to take on-going educational courses in order to remain current in their field.