Digital General Radiography (X-Rays) — Chest , spines, abdomen, pelvis, skull and extremities. Digital imaging is a fast and accurate way to process the X-rays for the radiologist to interpret and then send the results to your Physician. You may be asked to change into a gown and remove jewellery, depending on what you are having X-rayed. Although the radiation exposure is minimal, if you think you are pregnant you should not have X-rays and you should discuss options with your doctor.
Digital Ultrasound — Abdominal, Pelvic, Transvaginal, Kidney’s-Bladders, Obstetrical, Nuchal Translucency, small parts, legs for blood clots and all areas of the Musculo-Skeletal system. ie. shoulders, knees, wrists, etc.
Ultrasound is a modality to image internal organs and soft tissues. A clear gel is applied to the skin and then the technologist uses a wand to scan over the body part. You may be asked to hold your breath and move in different positions. A transvaginal study may also be requested which involves the insertion of the ultrasound probe into the vagina for optimal visualization of the pelvic structures. The bladder will be emptied for this portion of the examination.
All services require a pre-booked appointment. Depending on what examination is being done you may be asked to fast for up to 12 hours and/or drink up to 6 full 8 oz. glasses of water before your appointment. You will be advised at the time of booking what preparation you need to follow. You may also have to remove clothing from the area to be examined. Allow yourself at least 30 minutes for your appointment.