General Ultrasound in Ottawa

Whether you've had a general ultrasound or not, you may be feeling apprehensive about your upcoming appointment. Our expert radiology team in Ottawa is here to calm your concerns.

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General Ultrasounds, Ottawa

What is a General Ultrasound?

Ultrasound testing (sonography) is a safe, useful diagnostic tool that allows us to learn more about the structure and appearance of a patient's internal organs, and to detect any abnormalities that may be in your system. 

Depending on the purpose of your ultrasound, you may be feeling joyful and excited (if this is the first time you'll see your baby), or apprehensive (if your doctor suspects one of your body's organs may be causing a health condition). Any or all of these emotions are absolutely normal. 

However you may be feeling, and whatever your reason for coming into our ultrasound clinic in Ottawa, our team of expert radiologists and staff are here to support you, answer your questions, help you navigate the process, and keep you calm, cool, and collected. 

The General Ultrasound Procedure

The non-invasive procedure is painless and uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images in real-time. We are also able to see the blood flowing through blood vessels.

Gel is placed directly on the skin and a transducer (small probe) is used to send the sound waves through the gel into the body. The sounds that bounce back are fed to a computer and transformed into an image.

After your doctor receives the results of your ultrasound, we look forward to addressing any questions or concerns, and guiding you through any follow-up that may be necessary. 

  • I enjoy meeting my patients and getting to know their stories. No matter why you need an ultrasound, I and the rest of my team are here to thoroughly assess your examination. Our advanced equipment and qualified expertise mean you get clear, efficient results.
    - Dr. Geoff Doherty

Patient Preparation

Here is what you can expect during each phase of the ultrasound process, along with details on what to bring with you to your appointment at our clinic in Orléans, Ottawa.

General Ultrasound FAQs

Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about general ultrasounds at Premier Imaging.

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