Ultrasounds use high-frequency sound waves that bounce off tissues and organs to form a multi-dimensional image that helps detect diseases and damaged tissue, locate abnormal growths, and detect a range of health conditions.
During your ultrasound, you will lie on your back on an examination table that can tilt and move to accommodate the image required. A clear, water-based gel is applied to the skin to facilitate contact. The technician presses a wand against your skin, moving over the area of interest to create images of the inside of the body.
Most ultrasound examinations take from 10 to 20 minutes.
Ultrasounds are used for a wide range of things, so preparation will depend on the type of exam you will have.
Our staff will be happy to answer any questions and guide you through the preparation process.
Abdomen: For morning appointment, fast from midnight. For afternoon appointment, fast for 6 hours before the exam.
Abdomen & Pelvis: Fast for 6 hours before the examination. Finish drinking 1 litre of water 1 hour before the examination. Do not void after drinking water.
Pelvic: Finish drinking 1 litre of water 1 hour before the examination. Do not void after drinking water.
Breast: No preparation necessary, but we ask that you bring your last mammograms for the appointment.
All other examinations: No preparation needed.
Cost: Out of hospital ultrasound is not currently covered by RAMQ. Private insurance companies may cover part of the cost.
Our team of radiologists and technologists specialize in medical imaging procedures, ensuring that your tests are expertly conducted and interpreted in compliance with the highest standards.
You’ll benefit from rapid reporting, with results sent directly to your referring physician.
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For an appointment please call us at (514) 485-5115, Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*All imaging exams require a physician's referral.