An ultrasound test is a modern medical diagnostic procedure which uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the organs and structures of the body. Because high-frequency sound waves cannot penetrate bone or air, they are especially useful for imaging the soft tissues and fluid-filled spaces of the human body An ultrasound test can indicate if and when surgery is needed. It can identify and locate aneurysms, blood clots, damaged tissues, heart problems, abnormal growths, and other diseases. It also offers an accurate way to diagnose any fetal abnormalities, multiple pregnancy, tubal pregnancy, cysts, and tumours in the pelvic organs.
The technologist performing the ultrasound cannot provide any results regarding the gender of the fetus in pregnant women. This information can only be provided to the woman in consultation with her referring physician.
To obtain preparation instructions for your upcoming test/procedure, click on a link below. You will be taken to www.radiologyinfo.org, a reliable, certified third-party radiology website that is updated frequently to provide you with current information. Southlake Regional Health Centre supports the information provided on the following pages and will advise you of specific preparation instructions should they differ from the information contained on the pages below.
Ultrasound – Abdomen
Ultrasound – Abdomen (Children)
Ultrasound – Breast
Ultrasound – Carotid
Ultrasound – General
Ultrasound – Musculoskeletal
Ultrasound – Pelvis
Ultrasound – Prostate
Ultrasound – Scrotum
Ultrasound – Thyroid
Ultrasound – Vascular
Ultrasound – Venous (Extremities)
Ultrasound – Guided Breast Biopsy