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MSK (Limited), OBS, Vascular

Offered at Aurora, Vaughan and Newmarket clinics.

What Is An Ultrasound Exam?

Ultrasound is a vital medical test utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. The procedure employs inaudible high-frequency sound waves to produce high-quality, real-time images of the body part being examined without the use of radiation. Typically, ultrasound is utilized to examine soft tissue structures, including abdominal organs and superficial soft tissue masses, and to observe vascular structures such as arteries and veins.

How Can I Prepare For An Ultrasound?
  • Ultrasounds require appointments. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to register

  • Vascular, thyroid, and musculoskeletal US require no special preparation

  • Abdominal ultrasound requires fasting, whereas pelvic and pregnancy ultrasound requires a full bladder

Abdominal Ultrasound

  • Nothing to eat or drink for 8 hours before your examination (except to swallow necessary medications)

Obstetrical or Pelvic Ultrasound

  • You need a full bladder

  • Finish drinking 40 fluid ounces or 1.25 Litres of water (5 glasses of 8 oz or 227 ml) 1 hour before your examination

  • Do not void

Combination Pelvic and Abdominal Ultrasound

  • Nothing to eat for 8 hours but complete drinking 40 ounces or 1.25 Litres of water 1 hour before your examination

  • Do not void

Abdomen Limited for Hernia

  • No Preparation is required

How is An Ultrasound Performed?

To prepare for most ultrasound procedures, you may be asked to change into a gown and lie down on the examination table. The technologist will apply a small amount of gel to your skin and move a probe over the area requested by your doctor. During the examination, you may be requested to hold your breath or adjust your position. The technologist will capture multiple images for a comprehensive assessment.

The duration of the ultrasound examination may range from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the body part being examined.

X-ray Examination

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