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Ultrasound

Doppler Ultrasound | Nuchal Translucency Scanning | Echocardiography

Ultrasound is a procedure that uses sound waves to generate pictures of many parts of the body. Ultrasound can detect diseased or damaged tissues, locate abnormal growths and identify a wide variety of conditions. Pictures are created by applying gel to the skin and moving a transducer, (also known as an ultrasound probe), over the body part being examined.

Doppler Ultrasound

Doppler ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to obtain a picture of blood flow through various vessels in the body. It is commonly used to image the carotid artery in the neck, or arteries and veins in legs and arms. It can detect diseased vessels and identify a wide variety of changing conditions.

What to Tell us?

If you have diabetes

How to Prepare?

You should arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to complete all necessary paperwork.

Preparation will vary depending on the information your doctor needs and the type of exam you will have.

Wear comfortable clothing to your appointment. You may be asked to wear a gown for the procedure.

The preparations for an ultrasound vary depending on the body part you are having scanned.

If you are having an ultrasound of any Upper Abdominal Organ (Gall Bladder, Pancreas, Liver, Spleen) and/or Kidney(s) and/or Aorta eat an early low-fat dinner on the night before your exam and have nothing to eat or drink for 8 hours prior to your exam.

If you are having an ultrasound of your Pelvis you will need to have a full bladder for this exam. Please drink 1 litre of water one hour before the exam. Do not empty your bladder before the exam.

There is no preparation if you are having an ultrasound of your Breast, Extremity or other body parts (i.e., Thyroid).

Bring any previous x-ray films and ultrasounds with you to the appointment in case they are needed for comparison.

What does the procedure involve?

You may be asked to lie down on a table. Clothing over the area to be scanned will be removed. A special gel will be applied to the skin to prevent air from getting between your skin and the transducer. The transducer is then passed over the skin of the area being examined. The transducer generates and receives the high-frequency sound waves. The computer in the ultrasound unit processes and converts the resulting patterns into detailed images.

Normal activities can be resumed immediately after the test.

Doppler Vascular Ultrasound

A Doppler vascular ultrasound is performed the same way an Ultrasound is performed. During portions of the exam, you will hear sounds similar to a heartbeat coming from the ultrasound machine while we are listening to the blood flow in your vessels.

How long will it take?

Ultrasound procedures can take up to 60 minutes.

Nuchal Translucency Scanning

What is it?

Sometime between weeks 11 and 13 of your pregnancy you might be offered a nuchal translucency scan. Ultrasound is used to take a measurement of a particular skin fold at the back of your baby’s neck. In babies with Downs syndrome, this fold of skin is thicker than in babies without the syndrome. This measurement is used, along with the results of blood tests, to calculate whether a woman is offered an invasive test, such as an amniocentesis.

What to Tell us?

There are no special requirements for this examination.

How to Prepare?

You should arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to complete all necessary paperwork.

Wear comfortable clothing, including a two piece garment.

Please drink 1 litre of water one hour before the exam. Do not empty your bladder before the exam. Your bladder needs to be full to give a clearer view.

What does the procedure involve?

You’ll be asked to lie down on a table and required to expose your abdomen, down to the pelvic bone, but you can keep your underwear on. The sonographer will tuck a piece of tissue into your underwear to protect your clothes, then drop some gel onto your abdomen. This helps the scanning head to glide smoothly over your skin to get a good image.

Once the relevant skin fold has been detected, measurements will be taken on screen, then printed out as a graph for your obstetrician to consider.

How long will it take?

This test takes 20 – 30 minutes.

Echocardiography

What is it?

Echocardiography is a diagnostic test that uses ultrasound waves to create an image of the heart muscle. Ultrasound waves that echo off the heart can show the size, shape, and movement of the heart’s valves and chambers as well as the flow of blood through the heart. Echocardiography may show such abnormalities as poorly functioning heart valves or damage to the heart tissue from a past heart attack.

What to Tell us?

You should arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to complete all necessary paperwork.

There are no other special requirements for this examination.

How to Prepare?

You should wear comfortable clothing that have no metal zippers, belts or buttons. You will need to remove any clothing and jewelry above the chest.

Bring any previous x-ray films with you to the appointment in case they are needed for comparison.

What does the procedure involve?

Echocardiography is performed in a standard ultrasound room. You’ll lie barechested on an examination table. A special ultrasound gel is applied to the skin surface and the probe is placed against the skin. Various views are obtained from either side of the sternum, from the left lower chest and from beneath the rib cage near the midline. The procedure is recorded on videotape and on hard copy laser film.

After your procedure you will be able to resume all normal activities.

How long will it take?

The Echocardiography procedure normally takes between 30 – 60 minutes.