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Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a medical imaging technique using ultrasound waves to obtain diagnostic images from various parts of the body. The ultrasounds (high frequency sound vibration), emitted by a probe covered with a water-based gel, are transmitted in the tissues and are reflected as sound waves captured and analyzed using a computer to create images.

Ultrasound allows the investigation of the pathology of certain organs in the abdomen, the pelvic area, the thyroid, neck and breasts. It also allows a detailed study of superficial anatomical structures, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints.

The Doppler provides information on the vascularization of various organs and explores the blood vessels, giving a picture of the vessels, coloured in red or blue, depending on the direction of the blood flow.

RADIMED offers many Ultrasound procedures, such as:
  • Abdominal
  • Pelvic
  • Transvaginal
  • Breasts
  • Thyroid and neck
  • Testicular
  • Prostate
  • Muscle and joint (musculoskeletal)
  • Venous and arterial Doppler

The indications for Ultrasound are multiple:
  • Gallstones and kidney stones
  • Tumours and metastases
  • Cysts
  • Cirrhosis, steatosis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Aneurysm
  • Stenosis
  • Phlebitis
  • Abnormal nodes
  • Hernia
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Ultrasound in early pregnancy (less than 10 weeks) to confirm the viability of the fetus
  • Screening of breast, ovarian or prostate cancer
  • Muscular, tendon or joint injuries

Examination duration 15 TO 30 MINUTES


Examination covered by the RAMQ


PREPARATION

Abdominal Ultrasound
Fast eight (8) hours before the examination.

Pelvic Ultrasound
Drink 25 ounces (750ml) of water or other liquids (juice tea, etc.) 1½ hours before your examination. Be careful not to urinate. You must fill your bladder.
If we have to complete the examination by a transvaginal ultrasound, we will ask you to go to the toilet to empty your bladder.

Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound
Do not drink or eat anything 8 hours before the examination.
In the case of a pelvic Ultrasound, one hour before the examination, drink 3 – 4 glasses of water.

Fetal Ultrasound for less than 10 weeks
Do not urinate 1 hour before the examination.

Abdominal Doppler
Fast eight (8) hours before the examination.

Surface Ultrasound (thyroid, scrotum, etc.) and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
No preparation
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