Ultrasound (Diagnostic)

A non-invasive method of evaluating body structures.

Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to acquire diagnostic images of specific areas of the body to evaluate anatomy and assess function.

Understanding diagnostic ultrasounds

Ultrasound imaging produces images of inside the body through the use of high-frequency sound waves.

An ultrasound technologist (sonographer) places the transducer (probe) and some ultrasound gel on the skin over the area of interest. High-frequency sound waves are sent and received by the transducer then converted to real-time images on the ultrasound machine. The dynamic nature of ultrasound allows both still images and live image clips to be captured.

Services Provided

  • Abdominal
  • Breast
  • Carotid arteries
  • Deep vein thrombosis (for evaluating blood clots)
  • Limited Ankle Brachial Indices (Ltd. ABI)
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • Obstetrical
  • Pelvic with or without Transvaginal
  • Small parts (lumps & bumps, scrotal, thyroid)

FAQs

Because we don’t always have a radiologist that specializes in MSK Ultrasound at our Sylvan Lake location.

Wait times vary but usually the injection is booked within 2 to 3 weeks of the ultrasound.

Not all ultrasounds lead to injections and we want to limit cancellations if the injection is not needed.

All MSK Ultrasound exams need to be reviewed and protocoled by an MSK specialist to ensure proper booking.

Some ultrasound exams are only performed, or have been recommended to be performed, with a radiologist on site.

No. CAMIS follows the Canada Health Act and 99% of ultrasound exams are insured services and can not be paid for privately.

Because we don’t always have a radiologist that specializes in MSK Ultrasound at our Sylvan Lake location.

Wait times vary but usually the injection is booked within 2 to 3 weeks of the ultrasound.

Not all ultrasounds lead to injections and we want to limit cancellations if the injection is not needed.

All MSK Ultrasound exams need to be reviewed and protocoled by an MSK specialist to ensure proper booking.

Some ultrasound exams are only performed, or have been recommended to be performed, with a radiologist on site.

No. CAMIS follows the Canada Health Act and 99% of ultrasound exams are insured services and can not be paid for privately.

Because we don’t always have a radiologist that specializes in MSK Ultrasound at our Sylvan Lake location.

Wait times vary but usually the injection is booked within 2 to 3 weeks of the ultrasound.

Not all ultrasounds lead to injections and we want to limit cancellations if the injection is not needed.

All MSK Ultrasound exams need to be reviewed and protocoled by an MSK specialist to ensure proper booking.

Some ultrasound exams are only performed, or have been recommended to be performed, with a radiologist on site.

No. CAMIS follows the Canada Health Act and 99% of ultrasound exams are insured services and can not be paid for privately.

Because we don’t always have a radiologist that specializes in MSK Ultrasound at our Sylvan Lake location.

Wait times vary but usually the injection is booked within 2 to 3 weeks of the ultrasound.

Not all ultrasounds lead to injections and we want to limit cancellations if the injection is not needed.

All MSK Ultrasound exams need to be reviewed and protocoled by an MSK specialist to ensure proper booking.

Some ultrasound exams are only performed, or have been recommended to be performed, with a radiologist on site.

No. CAMIS follows the Canada Health Act and 99% of ultrasound exams are insured services and can not be paid for privately.

Because we don’t always have a radiologist that specializes in MSK Ultrasound at our Sylvan Lake location.

Wait times vary but usually the injection is booked within 2 to 3 weeks of the ultrasound.

Not all ultrasounds lead to injections and we want to limit cancellations if the injection is not needed.

All MSK Ultrasound exams need to be reviewed and protocoled by an MSK specialist to ensure proper booking.

Some ultrasound exams are only performed, or have been recommended to be performed, with a radiologist on site.

No. CAMIS follows the Canada Health Act and 99% of ultrasound exams are insured services and can not be paid for privately.

Because we don’t always have a radiologist that specializes in MSK Ultrasound at our Sylvan Lake location.

Wait times vary but usually the injection is booked within 2 to 3 weeks of the ultrasound.

Not all ultrasounds lead to injections and we want to limit cancellations if the injection is not needed.

All MSK Ultrasound exams need to be reviewed and protocoled by an MSK specialist to ensure proper booking.

Some ultrasound exams are only performed, or have been recommended to be performed, with a radiologist on site.

No. CAMIS follows the Canada Health Act and 99% of ultrasound exams are insured services and can not be paid for privately.

Because we don’t always have a radiologist that specializes in MSK Ultrasound at our Sylvan Lake location.

Wait times vary but usually the injection is booked within 2 to 3 weeks of the ultrasound.

Not all ultrasounds lead to injections and we want to limit cancellations if the injection is not needed.

All MSK Ultrasound exams need to be reviewed and protocoled by an MSK specialist to ensure proper booking.

Some ultrasound exams are only performed, or have been recommended to be performed, with a radiologist on site.

No. CAMIS follows the Canada Health Act and 99% of ultrasound exams are insured services and can not be paid for privately.

Because we don’t always have a radiologist that specializes in MSK Ultrasound at our Sylvan Lake location.

Wait times vary but usually the injection is booked within 2 to 3 weeks of the ultrasound.

Not all ultrasounds lead to injections and we want to limit cancellations if the injection is not needed.

All MSK Ultrasound exams need to be reviewed and protocoled by an MSK specialist to ensure proper booking.

Some ultrasound exams are only performed, or have been recommended to be performed, with a radiologist on site.

No. CAMIS follows the Canada Health Act and 99% of ultrasound exams are insured services and can not be paid for privately.

Because we don’t always have a radiologist that specializes in MSK Ultrasound at our Sylvan Lake location.

Wait times vary but usually the injection is booked within 2 to 3 weeks of the ultrasound.

Not all ultrasounds lead to injections and we want to limit cancellations if the injection is not needed.

All MSK Ultrasound exams need to be reviewed and protocoled by an MSK specialist to ensure proper booking.

Some ultrasound exams are only performed, or have been recommended to be performed, with a radiologist on site.

No. CAMIS follows the Canada Health Act and 99% of ultrasound exams are insured services and can not be paid for privately.

Because we don’t always have a radiologist that specializes in MSK Ultrasound at our Sylvan Lake location.

Wait times vary but usually the injection is booked within 2 to 3 weeks of the ultrasound.

Not all ultrasounds lead to injections and we want to limit cancellations if the injection is not needed.

All MSK Ultrasound exams need to be reviewed and protocoled by an MSK specialist to ensure proper booking.

Some ultrasound exams are only performed, or have been recommended to be performed, with a radiologist on site.

No. CAMIS follows the Canada Health Act and 99% of ultrasound exams are insured services and can not be paid for privately.

Because we don’t always have a radiologist that specializes in MSK Ultrasound at our Sylvan Lake location.

Wait times vary but usually the injection is booked within 2 to 3 weeks of the ultrasound.

Not all ultrasounds lead to injections and we want to limit cancellations if the injection is not needed.

All MSK Ultrasound exams need to be reviewed and protocoled by an MSK specialist to ensure proper booking.

Some ultrasound exams are only performed, or have been recommended to be performed, with a radiologist on site.

No. CAMIS follows the Canada Health Act and 99% of ultrasound exams are insured services and can not be paid for privately.