Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to image a variety of structures within the body.
During the ultrasound, the technologist applies gel on the skin and moves the transducer along the area of interest. Each test can range from 20 to 60 minutes depending on the complexity of the case. Our expert technologists are pleased to answer any questions regarding the ultrasound procedure; however, results are only given to the patient by a physician.
Preparation is very important for some ultrasound examinations. For example, if the bladder is not full, the sonographer is unable to image pelvic structures. Please follow preparation instructions carefully.
To book an appointment, your doctor will fax a requisition to the Booking Department who will notify you of the date and time of your appointment. Appointments are available weekdays during regular business hours from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
- Abdominal imaging
- Gynecological imaging
- Male pelvic examination
- Musculoskeletal (shoulder and knee) imaging
- Obstetrical imaging
- Pelvic and pelvic transvaginal imaging
- Small parts (breast, thyroid, scrotum) imaging
- Vascular imaging Carotids and Venous Doppler
Abdominal Ultrasound: No eating or drinking for at least 6 hours prior to study. (Medications are allowed with small sips of water.) Diabetic patients should advise booking clerk at time of appointment and diagnostic staff on arrival at the department.
Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound: No food 6 hours prior. Drink 6 full glasses of water one hour prior to appointment time.
Pelvic & Early OBS Ultrasound: Finish 6 full glasses of water one hour prior to appointment time. DO NOT VOID UNTIL INSTRUCTED.
G.U., KUB Ultrasound: Finish 6 full glasses of water one hour prior to study. DO NOT VOID UNTIL INSTRUCTED.
Late OBS Ultrasound (after 4th month): Finish 2 full glasses of water one hour prior to study.
All Others: No preparation required.