Information for Patients

Ultrasound Preparation

Please follow these instructions prior to your examination:



Abdominal Ultrasound
Have nothing to eat or drink after 10pm the night before.



Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound
Have nothing to eat or drink after 10pm the night before.

For this exam, your bladder must be full. To fill your bladder, drink 5 cups  (250 ml) of water (no carbonated beverages or milk products) at least one hours prior to the appointment and do not go to the washroom.



Pelvic and Obstetric Ultrasounds
For one hour prior to the examination, you should not empty your bladder. To fill your bladder, drink 5 cups  (250 ml) of water (no carbonated beverages or milk products) at least one hours prior to the appointment and do not go to the washroom.



Kidney Ultrasound
One hour prior to the examination, drink 2-3 cups (250 ml) of water and do not go to the washroom. Do not eat anything for two hours prior to the appointment.



Thyroid Ultrasound
No preparation needed.

 

 

FAQs

 

Q. How do I book an appointment?



A. Our X-ray service is on a ‘walk-in’ basis. Any other procedure can be booked by phoning the relevant clinic or booking online. Click here for contact information.



Q. How long will I normally have to wait for an appointment?



A. This depends on various factors including what the procedure is, whether you are flexible regarding appointment time and even the time of year. Our staff will endeavor to find the earliest and most convenient appointment.



Q. Will the technologist tell me if they see anything wrong in my examination?



A. Technologists will not provide or discuss results. Images will be read by our radiologists and a report will be sent to your doctor. If there is anything that requires immediate attention, your referring physician will be contacted immediately.

Q. Can I see my images?



A. No, the X-ray, ultrasound or mammogram must be reviewed by our radiologist and a report will be sent to your doctor’s office.


Q. Is there any preparation required for X-Ray?



A. No preparation required.





Q. When will my doctor get a report?



A. Usually within 1 to 2 business days depending on the preferences of your physician. We fax most reports, however if your physician prefers reports to be mailed rather than faxed, this will take longer.

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B.D. Diagnostic Imaging Inc.