Diagnostic Imaging Services

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Services

Our Radiologists are certified with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC). Our Technologists are certified and are amongst the most experienced in the industry. The support staff is experienced are here to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

 

We utilize state-of-the-art technology and offer the most advanced diagnostic services available; this makes our communication with your physician accurate and comprehensive which ensures diagnostic excellence from start to finish.

Common x-ray’s offered are Bone (fast and easy way to view and assess broken bones, cracked skull and injured backbone) and Chest (evaluate organs and structures within the chest for symptoms of disease)

 

Common x-ray methods include Fluoroscopy (internal body structures at work), Mammography (breast tissue), Contrast Media (special substances to outline soft tissue systems).

 

Common x-ray procedures include Angiogram (contrast medium injected into blood vessels to help show blood flow in the heart, lungs, kidneys or brain), Arthrogram (contrast medium injected into a joint to detect injury or disease), Upper GI Series (contrast medium drink to study the upper part of the gastrointestinal system), Lower GI Series (colon and rectum pictured), and Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) or Urogram (contrast medium injected into vein to observe kidneys, ureters and bladder).

Our experienced Sonographers utilize state-of-the-art technology use high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within various parts of your body (organs, glands, muscles, blood vessels and fetus). The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.

 

During an ultrasound exam, you may need to remove jewelry and some or all of your clothing, change into a gown, and lie on an examination table.

Types of Ultrasounds offered:

 

Abdominal and/or pelvic

Used to observe inside the abdominal and/or pelvic area.

 

Obstetric

Used to observe a fetus (baby), uterus, and ovaries.

 

Transvaginal

Using a probe inserted in the vagina, this test is used to observe more deeply into the pelvis, provide more information about a fetus (baby).

 

Transrectal

Using a probe inserted in the rectum, this test is used to observe the prostate gland, rectum, and the area around it.

 

Thyroid

Used to observe the thyroid gland in your neck area.

 

Breast

Used to observe the tissues inside the breasts.

 

Scrotal

Used to observe the testicles and other tissues inside the scrotum.

 

Carotid, jugular, vertebral

Used to observe the main blood vessels in the neck.

 

Some types of Ultrasound do not require any preparation such as Thyroid and Breast however many such as abdominal and obstetric require some preparation such as restrictions on food/liquid intake and full bladder. You can expect our team of professionals to provide you all preparation requirements in advance of the Ultrasound.