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Specialized Ultrasounds

CardiacArterial Doppler Carotid DopplerVenous DopplerHerniaMusculoskeletalEuflexxa Injections

Cardiac

specialisees img-cardiaqueA cardiac ultrasound, also known as echocardiography, is performed by a specialized sonographer. The examination is recorded on a DVD, and then analyzed by a cardiologist.

Reasons for the ultrasound:

  • Examine the heart’s muscle, valves and ventricles, and view their size and shape;
  • Visualize the heart’s contractions, cardiac valve movement, blood flow and rate;
  • Detect abnormalities of the heart muscle and pericardium, leaking valves, valve stenosis, cardiac arrhythmia, heart murmur, etc.;
  • Monitor artificial devices, such as artificial heart valves and stimulators (pacemakers).

How is the procedure performed?

The sonographer will ask you to remove your clothing from the waist up, to put on a gown and to lie on your back or your side on an examination table. He or she will then apply a warm gel to the chest, in the sternum area, before pressing the transducer against your skin. This probe produces sound waves which are used to view the body’s internal organs.

Ultrasound images are displayed in real-time on a monitor that the sonographer watches while moving the transducer. You can also see the images.

What will I experience?

Ultrasound examinations are painless. The sonographer ensures that the patient is as comfortable as possible.

Preparing for the cardiac ultrasound : No preparation is required.

Please note that a completed requisition form from your doctor or midwife is required at the time of your appointment. Otherwise, we cannot proceed.

Durée de l’examen : 30 minutes

Arterial Doppler

echo generales img-veineux et arterielAn arterial Doppler is designed to explore arterial walls of both arms and legs and to measure blood flow.

Reasons for the ultrasound:

  • Examine arterial walls;
  • Detect narrowing or obstructions;
  • Visualize and analyze blood flow.

How is the procedure performed?

The sonographer will ask you to remove your clothing from the waist up or from the waist down and to lie on your back on an examination table. He or she will take your blood pressure in both arms for upper limb examination and in both arms and legs for lower limb examination. He or she will then apply a warm gel to the area being examined before pressing the transducer against your skin. This probe produces sound waves which are used to view the body’s internal organs. A sound-emitting device, called Doppler, helps the sonographer to evaluate the arteries.

Ultrasound images are displayed in real-time on a monitor that the sonographer watches while moving the transducer. You can also see the images.

What will I experience?

Ultrasound examinations are painless. The sonographer ensures that the patient is as comfortable as possible.

Preparing for an arterial Doppler ultrasound: No preparation is required.

Please note that a completed requisition form from your doctor or midwife is required at the time of your appointment. Otherwise, we cannot proceed.

Duration : 60 minutes

Carotid Doppler

A carotid Doppler is designed to explore the carotid arteries located on each side of the neck and to measure blood flow.

Reasons for the ultrasound:

  • Explore the carotids;
  • Detect narrowing or obstructions;
  • Visualize and analyze blood flow.

How is the procedure performed?

The sonographer will ask you to lie on your back on an examination table. He or she will then apply a warm gel on your neck before pressing the transducer against your skin. This probe produces sound waves which are used to view the body’s internal organs. A sound-emitting device, called Doppler, helps the sonographer to evaluate the carotids.

Ultrasound images are displayed in real-time on a monitor that the sonographer watches while moving the transducer. You can also see the images.

What will I experience?

Ultrasound examinations are painless. The sonographer ensures that the patient is as comfortable as possible.

Preparing for a carotid Doppler ultrasound: No preparation is required.

Please note that a completed requisition form from your doctor or midwife is required at the time of your appointment. Otherwise, we cannot proceed.

Duration : 30 minutes

Venous Doppler

echo generales img-veineux et arterielA venous Doppler is designed to explore veins in arms or legs and to measure blood flow.

Reasons for the ultrasound:

  • Explore veins and visualize blood flow;
  • Detect narrowing, obstructions or blood clots;
  • Check venous valve functioning.

How is the procedure performed?

The sonographer will ask you to lie on your back on an examination table. He or she will then apply a warm gel on the arm or leg being examined before pressing the transducer against your skin. This probe produces sound waves which are used to view the body’s internal organs.

Ultrasound images are displayed in real-time on a monitor that the sonographer watches while moving the transducer. You can also see the images.

What will I experience?

Ultrasound examinations are painless. The sonographer ensures that the patient is as comfortable as possible.

Preparing for a venous Doppler ultrasound: No preparation is required.

Please note that a completed requisition form from your doctor or midwife is required at the time of your appointment. Otherwise, we cannot proceed.

Duration : 30 minutes

Hernia

A hernia is the natural or accidental protrusion of an organ (or part of an organ) through the wall of the cavity that normally contains it.

Reasons for the ultrasound:

  • Confirm the presence of a hernia;
  • Measure the mouth (the opening) of the hernia and determine its location;
  • Determine the nature of its content, if any;
  • Determine its ability to reduce and return to its original position

How is the procedure performed?

The sonographer will ask you to remove your clothing from your waist up and/or from your waist down, and to lie on your back on an examination table. He or she will then apply a warm gel to the area being examined before pressing the transducer against your skin. This probe produces sound waves which are used to view the body’s internal organs. For certain types of hernia, a radiologist joins the sonographer for the ultrasound.

Ultrasound images are displayed in real-time on a monitor that the sonographer watches while moving the transducer. You can also see the images.

What will I experience?

Ultrasound examinations are painless. If the hernia is painful, you could experience some discomfort when the sonographer passes the probe over your skin to obtain the required images and determine the organ’s (or part of the organ) ability to return to its original position. Any discomfort is temporary. The sonographer ensures that the patient is as comfortable as possible.

Preparing for the hernia ultrasound: No preparation is required.

Please note that a completed requisition form from your doctor or midwife is required at the time of your appointment. Otherwise, we cannot proceed.

Duration : 30 minutes

Musculoskeletal

specialisees img-musculo Reasons for the ultrasound:

  • Explore the articulations, bursa, tendons and muscles;
  • Identify tendinitis, bursitis, golfer’s elbow (internal epicondylitis) or tennis elbow (external epicondylitis);
  • Diagnose muscle or tendon tears, and determine their location.

How is the procedure performed?

The sonographer will ask you to remove your clothing from the waist up and/or from the waist down and to lie on your back or your side on an examination table. He or she will then apply a warm gel to the area being examined before pressing the transducer against your skin. This probe produces sound waves which are used to view the body’s internal organs.

Ultrasound images are displayed in real-time on a monitor that the sonographer watches while moving the transducer. You can also see the images.

What will I experience?

Ultrasound examinations are painless. If the area being examined is painful, you could experience some discomfort when the sonographer passes the probe over your skin to obtain the required images. Any discomfort is temporary. The sonographer ensures that the patient is as comfortable as possible.

How do I prepare for a musculoskeletal ultrasound: No preparation is required.

Please note that a completed requisition form from your doctor or midwife is required at the time of your appointment. Otherwise, we cannot proceed.

Duration : 30 minutes

Euflexxa Infiltration

Euflexxa is an efficient visco-supplementation for osteoarthritis made with hyaluronic acid (HA). It helps replenish the HA and improve its ability to cushion, lubricate, and protect the joint. Eufleexais a treatment taht must be prescribed by a physician. It is  injected under ultrasound guidance  into the space in the knee or hip joint. The treatment consists of three injections; one injection per week for trhee weeks.

Reasons for the treatment:

  • Ease knee or hip joint pain caused by osteoarthritis.

How is the procedure performed?

The sonographer will ask you to remove your clothing from the waist down and to lie on your back or on your side on an examination table. He or she will then apply a warm gel to the area being injected before pressing the transducer against your skin. This probe produces sound waves which are used to view the body’s internal organs. The area being injected will be disinfected, and then the radiologist will inject Euflexxa, guided by the ultrasound.

Ultrasound images are displayed in real-time on a monitor that the sonographer watches while moving the transducer. You can also see the images.

Preparing for the Euflexxa injection : No preparation is required.

Please note that a completed requisition form from your doctor or midwife is required at the time of your appointment. Otherwise, we cannot proceed.

Duration : 30 minutes