One of our key mandates has always been to make primary health care services more accessible in a timely fashion to the people of Montreal. To respond to community needs, we have been offering a wide range of diagnostic imaging services that include: general x-rays, mammograms, bone mineral densitometry (measuring bone density), fluoroscopy and ultrasounds.  This way, our unique model of primary health care lets the hospitals be more responsive to their critical cases.

One of the services that continues to be in the greatest demand is ultrasounds. In June of 2011, the CEOs of five health institutions in the east end of Montreal wrote to the government: “We wish to inform you with this letter that the population of the east end of Montreal currently does not have access to diagnostic ultrasound services. We can say very clearly that ultrasonography is no longer an insured service for the population of the east end of Montreal.” (Report of the Board of Directors to the General Assembly of Members – http://www.mqrp.qc.ca/MQRP2012(en).pdf ). A statement like that is disconcerting and reaffirms the steps that we have taken to support the Montreal community.

At the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex,  we have a dedicated team to ensure that ultrasound services are not only available, but easily available to any that may require it. With a physician’s referral, we are able to schedule an appointment with almost no delay, and ensure that health care professionals have access to the information that they need to care for their patients. With minimal lead times, convenient appointment times and seamless communication with the health care community, our ultrasound services have come to play a vital role in the greater Montreal area.

If you have been told that an ultrasound is required, ask your physician for a referral and schedule an appointment at our centre. Open Monday to Friday between 8:30 AM and 7:30 PM and Saturday and Sunday between 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM, the ultrasound centre at the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex will be able to help accommodate your needs – on your schedule!

If you have any questions about any of our diagnostic imaging services, call us at 514-485-5115 and we will answer any questions you may have.