It is an imaging technique using a probe that emits high-frequency sound waves, which are transmitted into the tissues and reflected back to form an image of the region examined. If necessary, certain biopsies or injections are performed with ultrasound guidance.
- Ultrasound for adults and children
- Vascular imaging (doppler ultrasound)
- Abdominal imaging
- Female and male urogenital imaging
- Breast imaging
- Osteoarticular imaging (muscles, tendons, and ligaments)
- Thyroid and neck imaging
- Injections and biopsies with ultrasound assistance
- There are no known contraindications to ultrasound.
If you have an Injections or biopsies and if you are on anticoagulant therapy, please inform our receptionists and our medical staff when making the appointment.
- Allow 1/2 hour for any type of ultrasound.
- For ultrasound of the abdomen, bladder, or liver: plan to fast for 6 hours before the exam (no drinking except water, no eating or smoking).
- For abdominal and gynecological ultrasound: keep a full bladder.
- The examination form signed by the prescribing physician
- Your health insurance card or, in case of an accident, the claim number
- Your previous images, reports, or comparisons
- Our medical staff will accompany you throughout your visit to our centers.
- You will be placed on an examination bed and a gel will be applied to the skin to allow for the transmission of ultrasound.
- The radiologist will indicate the position(s) to be taken according to the examination that has been prescribed for you; this examination is not painful.
- At the end of the examination, your images will be sent to you or directly to your prescribing physician with the results.