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Patient Preparation Instructions

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Ultrasound Preparations:

Abdomen, Abdominal Aorta, Renal Arteries
Avoid excess fats the night prior to the exam and solid foods 8 hoursbefore the exam. Small quantities of clear fluids are permitted.(Any medication should be taken as required).

Arterial Leg Doppler
Requires 6 hours of fasting
Fluids are permitted.

Pelvic Only - Female & Male
One hour prior to exam, drink 4 cups of water (total 32 oz).Do NOT empty bladder.

Prostate-Transrectal
The evening before the examination, take a fleet enema(purchased at the drug store). One hour prior to exam, drink 4 cupsof water (total 32 oz). Do NOT empty bladder.

Abdomen & Pelvic - Same Visit
Avoid solid foods and excess fats 8 hours before the exam.Small quantities of clear fluids are permitted. One hour prior to theexam drink 4 cups of water (total 32 oz). Do NOT empty bladder.

Pregnancy
One hour prior to the exam, drink the required amount of water:
under 12 weeks 4 cups (32 oz)
12-24 weeks 3 cups (24 oz)
over 24 weeks 2 cups (16 oz)

Adult Echocardiogram, Scrotum, Thyroid & Neck, Parathyroid,Salivary Glands, Neonatal Hips, Musculo-Skeletal, Cardiac Testing,Vascular Ultrasound (Head, Neck & Extremities)
No preparation required.

Appointments:

Please follow preparations carefully:

  • We reserve the right to refuse and reschedule services due to circunstances such as arrival time, equipment downtime, patient/equipment weight capacities, etc.
  • Please allow approx 45 minutes for each exam.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your schedule appointment time in order to register and to complete any necessary paperwork.
  • 24 hours notice is required for cancellations.
  • Reports will be sent to the referring physician within 2-3 days. Urgent cases will be forwarded as soon as possible.
  • Ministry of Health guidelindes restrict the release of reporte directly to patients. Should you require to sign out your exam images to a specialist, please allow us 48 hours advance notice for packaging and handling.

Midland-Ellesmere X-Ray & Ultrasound
Scarborough Vasculat Ultrasound

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