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Interventional ultrasound

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

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 or other liquids (juice, tea, etc.).

  • 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

Duration of exam

15 to 30 minutes

Examination covered
by the RAMQ

Service offered in 5 of our clinics

Westmount Square
West-Island
Ville Saint-Laurent
Vaudreuil-Dorion
Valleyfield

Radimed

Westmount Square

Open weekdays 07:30 - 20:00

1 Carré Westmount C210,
Westmount, Québec H3Z 2P9

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