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Ultrasound

1. Results

The test is generally interpreted on the same day and your physician will receive the results within 24 to 48 hours. Since all tests are routinely reviewed immediately by the radiologist, it is often possible to get a verbal report of the examination upon completion. 

2. Costs

Ultrasound exams are not covered by the RAMQ. Please refer to our price list for further details. 

3. Preparation

Abdominal evaluations usually require fasting for 6 hours. Pelvic evaluations require a full bladder. Specific instructions will be given by our staff when making appointments, if necessary. 

4. Appointment

This test is performed by appointment only. Please contact us by telephone at 450-904-0404 or directly online, indicating the desired exam date. We will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs. 

5. To Expect

ARRIVAL

Upon arrival, you will need to register at reception and if it is your first visit here, open a file. You will need to bring with you a valid insurance card, as well as a medical prescription signed by your treating physician, containing your medical information (if it has not already been sent via Fax or internet). You are required to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.

THE TEST

Our staff will accompany you to the pertinent area. If necessary, you will need to remove some clothing and put on a jacket. The technologist will perform the evaluation of the region involved. A conductive gel will be applied to the skin. This product is odorless and does not stain clothing. The images will then be reviewed by the radiologist and if necessary, he/she will complete the test by taking additional pictures if required.

DURATION

Depending on the area being tested, the length of the test varies between 5 and 15 minutes. 

6. Description

Ultrasound is an imaging modality that is very different from conventional radiology. Indeed, it does not use radiation to produce images. It is rather an ultrasonic beam, safe, which is directed at the area to be evaluated. The organ studied reflects the sound echoes, which are taken up again by the emitting probe. Powerful reconstruction software creates an image of the organ, allowing the radiologist to make a diagnosis.

Like any imaging examination, ultrasound has its strengths and weaknesses. Completely useless in the investigation of bone damage (ultrasound cannot cross these structures), of the lung, and other organs containing air (ultrasound does not travel through the air); it is a powerful investigative tool in many other situations.

Thus, all the solid organs of the abdomen (liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and other), the gynecological structures and the prostate organs are advantageously imaged by this type of investigation.
Ultrasound is also proving useful in the investigation of soft tissue lesions and superficial structures, such as the thyroid or the breast.

Finally, it is increasingly used in osteoarticular investigation, whether of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle. In all these studies, it is also possible to add a Doppler component, which allows us to evaluate the vascularisation of the organ being investigated. 

Exam duration:
15 minutes
Expenses covered by the RAMQ
This exam requires an appointment
NOTICE TO ALL
Please note that we are no longer accepting new musculoskeletal ultrasound applications with or without infiltration or calcium wash to reduce waiting time for appointments.

Beginning in October, on the first Monday of each month only, we will take further requests. The appointment deadline then will be approximately one month.

You will be able to send us your requests:
- Monday, October 2nd
- Monday, November 6th
- Monday, December 4th

Thank you for your understanding, this procedure aims to better serve you.

The Radiology Dix30 team

Quick Appointment

Ultrasound

Exam duration:
15 minutes
Expenses covered by the RAMQ
This exam requires an appointment
NOTICE TO ALL
Please note that we are no longer accepting new musculoskeletal ultrasound applications with or without infiltration or calcium wash to reduce waiting time for appointments.

Beginning in October, on the first Monday of each month only, we will take further requests. The appointment deadline then will be approximately one month.

You will be able to send us your requests:
- Monday, October 2nd
- Monday, November 6th
- Monday, December 4th

Thank you for your understanding, this procedure aims to better serve you.

The Radiology Dix30 team
  • 1. Results

    The test is generally interpreted on the same day and your physician will receive the results within 24 to 48 hours. Since all tests are routinely reviewed immediately by the radiologist, it is often possible to get a verbal report of the examination upon completion. 
  • 2. Costs

    Ultrasound exams are not covered by the RAMQ. Please refer to our price list for further details. 
  • 3. Preparation

    Abdominal evaluations usually require fasting for 6 hours. Pelvic evaluations require a full bladder. Specific instructions will be given by our staff when making appointments, if necessary. 
  • 4. Appointment

    This test is performed by appointment only. Please contact us by telephone at 450-904-0404 or directly online, indicating the desired exam date. We will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs. 
  • 5. To Expect

    ARRIVAL

    Upon arrival, you will need to register at reception and if it is your first visit here, open a file. You will need to bring with you a valid insurance card, as well as a medical prescription signed by your treating physician, containing your medical information (if it has not already been sent via Fax or internet). You are required to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.

    THE TEST

    Our staff will accompany you to the pertinent area. If necessary, you will need to remove some clothing and put on a jacket. The technologist will perform the evaluation of the region involved. A conductive gel will be applied to the skin. This product is odorless and does not stain clothing. The images will then be reviewed by the radiologist and if necessary, he/she will complete the test by taking additional pictures if required.

    DURATION

    Depending on the area being tested, the length of the test varies between 5 and 15 minutes. 

  • 6. Description

    Ultrasound is an imaging modality that is very different from conventional radiology. Indeed, it does not use radiation to produce images. It is rather an ultrasonic beam, safe, which is directed at the area to be evaluated. The organ studied reflects the sound echoes, which are taken up again by the emitting probe. Powerful reconstruction software creates an image of the organ, allowing the radiologist to make a diagnosis.

    Like any imaging examination, ultrasound has its strengths and weaknesses. Completely useless in the investigation of bone damage (ultrasound cannot cross these structures), of the lung, and other organs containing air (ultrasound does not travel through the air); it is a powerful investigative tool in many other situations.

    Thus, all the solid organs of the abdomen (liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and other), the gynecological structures and the prostate organs are advantageously imaged by this type of investigation.
    Ultrasound is also proving useful in the investigation of soft tissue lesions and superficial structures, such as the thyroid or the breast.

    Finally, it is increasingly used in osteoarticular investigation, whether of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle. In all these studies, it is also possible to add a Doppler component, which allows us to evaluate the vascularisation of the organ being investigated. 

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