The Emergency Neuro Imaging Transfer System (ENITS) assists patients across Ontario by providing timely access to urgent and emergent neurological, vascular, cardiac, and stroke images, as well as paediatric echo studies and resources, to specialized healthcare providers.
Access to these imaging data sets for Ontario-based specialists enables the care team to determine the most appropriate course of treatment and, when required, enable patient transfer to an appropriate facility for care.
ENITS offers a secure, web-based, zero-footprint, diagnostic-quality viewer for access to in-scope imaging.
ENITS Data Flow
ENITS connects 550+ modalities across 115 Ontario hospitals
Physicians accessed 37,000+ studies in 2022/2023
ENITS provides imaging exam access to 660+ healthcare specialists
Obtaining an ENITS Account
ENITS accounts are administered by OCINet and are limited to Ontario-based specialists. Account requests are submitted via the account management request form.
Connecting Your Site and Modalities
Sites wishing to connect, update, or remove their modalities/devices to or from ENITS can submit a request using the ENITS Modality Request Form or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ENITS Clinical Impact
ENITS is an essential service for many Ontario hospitals.
“ENITS provides a critical service for the immediate review of the brain and brain blood vessel imaging that is essential in allowing patients across the province to access specialty services. ENITS is useful for determining care eligibility, for example, for hyperacute stroke care, including endovascular thrombectomy (EVT), which is a life-and-limb-saving treatment. The ENITS service is highly reliable; in the very rare instances when imaging is unavailable, a quick call to the referring hospital prompts an upload without delay.”
Dr. Leanne K. Casaubon
Provincial Clinical Lead, Stroke, Ontario Health
Medical Director, Stroke Program, University Health Network (UHN), Toronto West Stroke Network (TWSN), and the TIA and Minor Stroke (TAMS) Unit, Toronto Western Hospital (TWH)
“The team at The Ottawa Hospital uses ENITS between 5 and 25 times per week for acute stroke patients originating from all across Ontario. I personally consider the use of ENITS to be absolutely essential in stroke assessment, particularly for time-dependent therapies. For many years, I have found the rapid response on call and off hours — as well as the support for less urgent issues — to be consistently quick and useful. Without ENITS, stroke treatment in Ontario would be negatively affected.”
Dr. Grant Stotts
The Ottawa Hospital
“In my experience, ENITS improves patient care. At UHN, I use ENITS at least five times per day (when on call) for subspecialized image evaluation and rapid determination of patient pathways. Without fail, the ENITS team delivers an excellent calibre of service.”
Dr. Timo Krings
University Health Network
“ENITS helps me guide the management of a patient. More specifically, ENITS enables me to look at CT brain images and CT angiography images that have been acquired for a patient in an ER in order to manage them with the consulting physician. I use ENITS almost every time I am on call and almost exclusively to manage acute stroke patients.”
Dr. Yael Perez
Trillium Health Partners