General Information

Please bring your health insurance card with this requisition to your appointment.

Stay on all prescribed medications. If you are a diabetic and clear fluids or liquid diets are requested, please contact your healthcare provider for temporary glucose control.

Arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. Please call and notify our staff if you will be late or must cancel your appointment.

Please do not bring children or dependants to your appointment who require supervision.

Please let our staff know about any limitations to your mobility or special circumstances surrounding your medical condition before your appointment.

Ultrasound Preparation

Abdomen Preparation
Please DO NOT eat, drink, or chew gum 6 hours prior to your examination.

Abdomen and Pelvis Preparation
Please DO NOT eat for 6 hours prior to your exam. Drink 1L of water 1 hour prior to your exam. DO NOT empty your bladder prior to your examination.

Pelvis, Bladder, Kidneys, Obstetrical, BPP, NT Preparation
Please drink 1L of water 1 hour prior to your exam. DO NOT empty your bladder prior to your examination.

Mammography Preparation

At the time of booking, advise where previous mammogram(s) have been done and, if possible, allow time for images to arrive before your scheduled appointment date. Please bathe the day of your exam but do not use deodorant, antiperspirant, or talcum.

If tenderness is an issue, stay on a caffeine-free diet prior to your exam. Please delay booking your exam until premenstrual tenderness subsides.

Bone Densitometry/Body Composition Preparation

Wear comfortable clothing to your examination avoiding metallic zippers or buttons. You may be required to change into a gown prior to your exam.

Please do not take multivitamins, calcium, or iron the morning prior to your examination.

Pain Therapy Preparation

Do not eat, drink, or chew gum 2 hours prior to your procedure.

A change gown will be provided for your prior to your procedure if needed.

Continue to take all of your regular medications the day of your procedure unless instructed to do so by your healthcare provider. If you are on ‘blood thinners’ please speak to your healthcare provider prior to your exam to arrange for temporary control if requested.

If you have an active infection, are an insulin dependant diabetic, or have a surgery scheduled within the next 30 days prior to your exam please let our staff know prior to your procedure.

Pain Therapy Post Procedural care
Once your procedure is complete a technologist will ask you to wait 10 minutes before leaving the facility in order to assess your post procedural status and pain scale.

You may resume light activities after your procedure, but refrain from heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for at least 2 days.

Your procedure may affect your ability to operate a motor vehicle. Please have an alternative method of transportation available for the day of your procedure.

Serious complications are possible but very rare. It is normal to experience light pain for a day or two after your procedure. If pain or symptoms are significantly worsening, or you have fever/chills, or you develop numbness, parasthesias, postural headaches, or other concerning symptoms the day after your procedure, contact your healthcare provider immediately. If your healthcare provider is not available please proceed to the nearest hospital emergency department for evaluation.

General Information

Please bring your health insurance card with this requisition to your appointment.

Stay on all prescribed medications. If you are a diabetic and clear fluids or liquid diets are requested, please contact your healthcare provider for temporary glucose control.

Arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. Please call and notify our staff if you will be late or must cancel your appointment.

Please do not bring children or dependants to your appointment who require supervision.

Please let our staff know about any limitations to your mobility or special circumstances surrounding your medical condition before your appointment.

Ultrasound Preparation

Abdomen Preparation
Please DO NOT eat, drink, or chew gum 6 hours prior to your examination.

Abdomen and Pelvis Preparation
Please DO NOT eat for 6 hours prior to your exam. Drink 1L of water 1 hour prior to your exam. DO NOT empty your bladder prior to your examination.

Pelvis, Bladder, Kidneys, Obstetrical, BPP, NT Preparation
Please drink 1L of water 1 hour prior to your exam. DO NOT empty your bladder prior to your examination.

Mammography Preparation

At the time of booking, advise where previous mammogram(s) have been done and, if possible, allow time for images to arrive before your scheduled appointment date. Please bathe the day of your exam but do not use deodorant, antiperspirant, or talcum.

If tenderness is an issue, stay on a caffeine-free diet prior to your exam. Please delay booking your exam until premenstrual tenderness subsides.

Bone Densitometry/Body Composition Preparation

Wear comfortable clothing to your examination avoiding metallic zippers or buttons. You may be required to change into a gown prior to your exam.

Please do not take multivitamins, calcium, or iron the morning prior to your examination.

Pain Therapy Preparation

Do not eat, drink, or chew gum 2 hours prior to your procedure.

A change gown will be provided for your prior to your procedure if needed.

Continue to take all of your regular medications the day of your procedure unless instructed to do so by your healthcare provider. If you are on ‘blood thinners’ please speak to your healthcare provider prior to your exam to arrange for temporary control if requested.

If you have an active infection, are an insulin dependant diabetic, or have a surgery scheduled within the next 30 days prior to your exam please let our staff know prior to your procedure.

Pain Therapy Post Procedural care
Once your procedure is complete a technologist will ask you to wait 10 minutes before leaving the facility in order to assess your post procedural status and pain scale.

You may resume light activities after your procedure, but refrain from heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for at least 2 days.

Your procedure may affect your ability to operate a motor vehicle. Please have an alternative method of transportation available for the day of your procedure.

Serious complications are possible but very rare. It is normal to experience light pain for a day or two after your procedure. If pain or symptoms are significantly worsening, or you have fever/chills, or you develop numbness, parasthesias, postural headaches, or other concerning symptoms the day after your procedure, contact your healthcare provider immediately. If your healthcare provider is not available please proceed to the nearest hospital emergency department for evaluation.