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Imaging services

  • Service
  • 13 municipalities
  • Public service

Imaging can be used as a tool for examining diseases and monitoring treatment.

The most common examination is a basic x-ray, which is the typical x-ray examination. In addition, imaging examinations include ultrasound, computerised tomography, MRI, mammography, vascular and fluoroscopy examinations. At a doctor's request, the radiologist may also perform various procedures and take samples.

Physiological studies include exercise tests and lung function measurements. Neurophysiological examinations are done for epilepsy (EEG), sleep disorders and nerve damage.

You need a doctor's referral for imaging examinations. 

Your doctor, or in some cases a nurse, will give you information on your examination results.

The images and a radiologist's written report are saved electronically in your patient records, at which point they are available to your doctor for diagnosis and for planning your treatment.

Imaging centre

The imaging centre performs studies in different departments for clinical radiology, clinical physiology and nuclear medicine, clinical neurophysiology, and clinical pathology.

  • Basic x-ray examinations are performed at all our clinics. You can choose the location that suits you best. Ultrasound examinations are performed at all sites except the Siilainen health station.
  • Mammography and computerised tomography examinations, MRIs, vascular and coronary examinations and all the other examinations are performed at the departments in the Central Hospital.

Do the following

Appointments for examinations are made in the unit where you are receiving treatment, or you can book appointments for a basic x-ray examination by telephone.

To whom and on what terms

A referral from a physician is always needed in public health care. Private service providers offer imaging services also without a referral.

You need a doctor's referral for imaging examinations. 

Background information

Imaging can be used for examination of illnesses and follow-up of treatment. Various imaging techniques are used to create images of an organ or its components. Imaging includes X-rays and computed tomography, MRI and ultrasound examinations, thermal imaging and isotope analyses. Bodily functions, including sleep, alertness or electrical activity in the brain, may also be imaged.

Imaging is performed by hospitals, health centres and private service providers. Some images may also be taken at home.

Basic information

The service is provided bySiun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Responsible for the serviceSiun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Area Heinävesi, Ilomantsi, Joensuu, Juuka, Kitee, Kontiolahti, Lieksa, Liperi, Nurmes, Outokumpu, Polvijärvi, Rääkkylä, Tohmajärvi
Available languagesFinnish, English
Text edited by: Siun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Updated: 8/6/2021