Our Montreal Ultrasound Clinic
New high-resolution ultrasound department (RAMQ Accepted)
IRM Sud Ouest is pleased to announce its new Ultrasound department. IRM Sud Ouest has acquired a most advanced ultrasound machine to serve our patients’ needs in a timely manner. Our new machine can provide the highest quality images in order to provide most accurate results. Ultrasound is a real-time imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to evaluate tissues and organs throughout the body. This type of imaging is known to be safer than X-rays and CT scans because it does not use ionizing radiation.
Ultrasound examination is a non-invasive medical test that helps diagnose and treat medical conditions. An ultrasound exam is crucial in detecting changes or complications in organs, tissues, and vessels or to detect abnormal masses, such as tumors, gallstones, kidney stones, or liver disease by exposing specific body parts to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures.
Types of Ultrasound Exams We Perform:
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- Pelvis – endovaginal
- Soft tissue neck
- Doppler Carotids
- Venous Doppler for DVT
How do I prepare for the exam?
- Preparation for your ultrasound depends on the type of exam—our medical secretaries review this with you when you schedule your appointment. Some ultrasounds require fasting for several hours before the study.
- You should wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing for your exam. Certain exams may require you to wear a gown, which we provide. We have private dressing rooms with lockers for your clothes and valuables, although we suggest you leave your valuables at home if possible.
- Bring your referral from your physician. Please bring previous imaging study results, such as X-ray, ultrasound, MRI scans, and CT scans, including reports, CD-ROMs, if available and related to your ultrasound examination.
- When you schedule your appointment, our scheduling medical secretary lets you know how early to arrive. Depending on the type of exam, this maybe 15 to 60 minutes before your scheduled appointment. This allows time for registration and to complete all necessary paperwork, forms, and questionnaires.
What should I expect during the exam?
An Ultrasound is a safe and painless procedure that uses a transducer to transmit sound waves to create an image of the area being examined. During the procedure, the radiologist or sonographer technician will apply a water-based gel on the area of interest and scan such an area until the desired image is captured. Most ultrasound examinations are completed in about 15-20 minutes.
What should I expect after the exam?
All of our diagnostic examinations are interpreted by Board-Certified Radiologists. The results of your Ultrasound examination will be sent to your referring physician as soon as they are interpreted.