Oshawa Ultrasound
Diagnostic Services

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Ultrasound Procedures

General Ultrasound Testing

Abdomen
  • Eat a fat free dinner the night before your appointment
  • No dairy products or fried foods
  • No carbonated drinks 12 hours before your appointment
  • Nothing to eat or drink for 8 hours prior.
  • DO NOT eat breakfast
Female Pelvis/Transvaginal
  • Drink 5 glasses (2 bottles) of clear fluids one hour before your appointment time 
  • DO NOT VOID – a full bladder is necessary for the examination
Male Pelvis/Transabdominal
  • Drink 5 glasses (2 bottles) of clear fluids one hour before your appointment time (water, juice, black coffee or black tea).
  • DO NOT VOID – a full bladder is necessary for the examination
Transrectal/Prostate
  • Purchase a FLEET ENEMA from the pharmacy
  • Self-administer the enema 2 hours before your appointment time.
  • Drink 5 glasses (2 bottles) of clear fluids one hour before your appointment time (water, juice, black coffee or black tea).
  •  DO NOT VOID – a full bladder is necessary for the examination
Obstetrical (below 16 weeks)
  • Drink 5 glasses (2 bottles) of clear fluids one hour before your appointment time (water, juice, black coffee or black tea)
Nuchal Translucency – eFTS
  • Drink 3 glasses (or 1.5 small bottles) of clear fluids one hour before your appointment time (water, juice, black coffee or black tea)
  • You must bring all the papers from your doctor (blood work, requisition, eFTS screening paper, etc) with you to your appointment, and let the receptionist know your having a Nuchal Translucency done.

Obstetrical (above 16 weeks)

  • No preparation required

BPP/Doppler

  • No preparation required

Thyroid

  • No preparation required

Breast & Axilla

  • No preparation required

Testicular

  • No preparation required

Neck

  • No preparation required

Inguinal

  • No preparation required

Other Soft Tissue

  • No preparation required

Musculoskeletal ultrasound testing

  • Shoulder

  • Elbow

  • Forearm 

  • Wrist

  • Hand

  • Hip

  • Thigh

  • Hamstring

  • Knee

  • Calf

  • Ankle

  • Achilles Tendon

  • Plantar Fascia

  • Foot

  • Other Musculoskeletal