About SWODIN

The Southwestern Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network (SWODIN) connects radiologists, referring physicians and specialists at hospitals across southwestern Ontario, allowing them to instantly access, exchange and store diagnostic images and reports.



  • SWODIN has just reached the milestone of 14 million shareable exams in January 2014.  This number is growing at over 4 million exams per year.

  • Three Independent Health Facilities (IHF) were integrated to the DI-r in 2013.  In 2014, two more will be implemented.

  • On March 6th, 2013 the last hospital in the LHINs 1 through 4 region was connected.  Hospitals from Tobermory in the north to Tillsonburg in the south, Windsor in the west and east to Fort Erie are sharing diagnostic reports and images.

  • SWODIN is the first network of its kind in North America to provide access to patient images acquired at multiple facilities using multiple vendor platforms.

  • Images are housed in a secure facility that is built to handle 4 million exams per year as the network grows. All data is replicated in a second facility in another location. Extensive fail-safe procedures are in place.

SWODIN acknowledges support and funding from participating hospitals, eHealth Ontario and Canada Health Infoway.

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