What is an Ultrasound?

Ultrasounds (or sonograms) are used to detect changes in appearance of organs, tissues, and vessels or to detect abnormal masses. Your doctor may order an ultrasound if you’re having pain, swelling, or other symptoms that require an internal view of your organs.

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What can I expect during my appointment?

You may be asked to change into an examination gown, and for certain scans you may also be required to drink 4- 6 glasses of water in order to conduct the scan on a full bladder.
The sonographer will apply a gel on the region to be scanned, and the transducer will be passed over the scan region. Upon the completion of the scan, any remaining gel will be wiped off. Should there be any remnants, the colourless and scentless gel will dry and will not stain your clothing.