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Ultrasound

Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to acquire diagnostic imaging.


Type of Ultrasounds

  • Obstetric Ultrasound

  • Pelvic Ultrasound With or Without Transvaginal

  • Abdominal Ultrasound

  • Small Parts

  • Breast Ultrasound

  • Vascular Ultrasound

  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound



Obstetric Ultrasound

Procedures

  1. Images taken by the technologist are interpreted by our Radiologist and your doctor will receive the report.
  2. Your spouse or other observers are welcome to come in to view the baby after the medical exam is complete.
  3. Please note that cell phone must be turned off in the exam room. No personal photos or digital recording of exam is permitted.
  4. We will provide you with a picture of your baby at the end of the exam.

Preparation

For Pregnancy under 30 weeks

  • This exam requires a full bladder
  • Please finish 1 litre of water 60 minutes prior to your appointment time
  • Do not empty your bladder until procedure is completed
  • If your bladder is not completely filled the exam may need to be rescheduled

For Pregnancy over 30 weeks

  • This exam requires a partially full bladder
  • Finish 500 ml of water 60 min prior to your appointment time
  • Do not empty your bladder until procedure is completed

Pelvic Ultrasound With and Without Transvaginal

Procedures & Preparation

Trans-abdominal approach

  • You need a full bladder, please finish 1 litre of water or any clear fluid 60 minutes prior to appointment time. Do not empty your bladder until the procedure is completed.
  • If more information is needed, a TV ultrasound may be needed to be done.

Transvaginal approach

  • You will be asked to empty your bladder for this exam.
  • It is used to evaluate any pelvic structures not well seen on trans-abdominal, also it used during early pregnancy to identify normal, abnormal, or ectopic pregnancy.
  • Your technician can answer any questions you may have during the procedure.

Abdominal Ultrasound

Procedures & Preparation

  • This exam requires that you DON'T eat, drink, chew gum, or smoke 6 hours prior to your appointment time.
  • If necessary, you may take medication with a small sip of water.

Small Parts Ultrasound

Thyroid, Hernia, Testes, Soft Tissue, etc.


Breast Ultrasound

Breast ultrasound a non-invasive technique often used as a follow-up test after an abnormal or doubtful finding on a mammogram, breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exam.


Vascular Ultrasound

DVT, Varicose Veins, Lower Arterial Studies, and Carotid Dopplers.


Muskuloskeletal Ultrasound

Shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot.


Medication and Dietary requirements for Ultrasouds

Depending on the type of the exam, specific requirements will be discussed upon booking.

For fasting exams, medications can be taken with a sip of water.

Dress Requirement

Examination gowns are provided as necessary.