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.
- Carotid arteries
- Deep vein thrombosis (for evaluating blood clots)
- Limited Ankle Brachial Indices (Ltd. ABI)
- Musculoskeletal (MSK)
- Pelvic with or without Transvaginal
- Small parts (lumps & bumps, scrotal, thyroid)
What to expect
Depending on the type of exam, specific requirements will be discussed upon booking.
For fasting exams, medication can be taken with a sip of water only.
Each exam may have specific requirements; please check with us if you’re unsure of the requirements for your procedure.
Unless otherwise stated, exams typically take 30 to 45 minutes.