Niagara Falls & St. Catharines X-Rays & Ultrasound Services
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Patient Resources

Ultrasound Checklist and Instructions for Patients

 

Instruction to Patients:

exam checklist

  • Please bring your health card and your requisition with you to your appointment: Requisition Form.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to register.
  • Please refer to the different exam preparation checklists below.

Ultrasound Checklist

Abdomen/Pelvis

  • No eating or drinking immediately prior to your appointment.
  • START drinking 5 cups (40 oz. or 1.25 litres) of WATER ONLY 2 hours before your examination.
  • FINISH drinking at least 1 hour prior to your examination.
  • DO NOT empty your bladder before your examination.

Prostate (Transrectal)

  • Fleet enema 2 hours before the examination. (kit may be purchased at your pharmacy)
  • Drink 34 oz. or 1 Litre of water 1 hour prior to appointment
  • Do not go to the washroom.

Obstetrical/Pelvis

  • A full bladder is necessary for a thorough examination of the pelvis and pregnant uterus.
  • START drinking 5 cups of water (40 oz. or 1.25 litres) or other fluid 2 hours before your examination.
  • FINISH drinking at least 1 hour prior to your examination.
Example: If your appointment is for 3:00 p.m., you should start drinking by 1:00 p.m. and finish drinking by 2:00 p.m. DO NOT empty your bladder before your examination. Note: If your bladder is NOT full your appointment may have to be rescheduled.

Bone Mineral Density

  • Do not take calcium supplements for 24 hours prior to examination.
  • Patients are asked to wear clothing without zippers or metal attachments.

Mammography

  • Do not use underarm deodorant, body powders or lotions as these can interfere with the examination.

St. Catharines

464 Welland Ave
St.Catharines, ON L2M 5V4
E-mail: info@gnmi.ca
Phone: (905) 684-6388
Fax: (905) 684-6389
Map & Hours

St. Catharines

120 Welland Ave
St. Catharines ‎ ON‎ L2R 2N3
E-mail: info@gnmi.ca
Phone: (905) 682-8629
Fax: (905) 682-9079
Map & Hours

St. Catharines

245 Pelham Rd. Suite 213
St.Catharines, ON L2S 1X8
E-mail: info@gnmi.ca
Phone: (905) 685-0132
Fax: (905) 685-4547
Map & Hours

Niagara Falls

7885 McLeod Rd. Unit 114 Niagara Falls, ON L2H 0G5
E-mail: info@gnmi.ca
Phone: (905) 354-8448
Fax: (905) 354-4664
Map & Hours

Niagara Falls

5400 Portage Road Suite B2
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 5X7
E-mail: info@gnmi.ca
Phone: (905) 356-6101
Fax: (905) 356-9937
Map & Hours

Stratford

444 Douro St. Suite 102
Stratford, ON N5A 0E6
E-mail: info@gnmi.ca
Phone: (519) 273-1721
Fax: (519) 273-1928
Map & Hours

Welland

555 Prince Charles Dr. N #114
Welland, ON L3C 6B5
E-mail: info@gnmi.ca
Phone: (905) 735-2929
Fax: (905) 735-2969
Map & Hours

Hamilton

631 Queenston Rd Suite 105
Hamilton,‎ ON‎ L8K 6R5
E-mail: info@gnmi.ca
Phone: (905) 560-8434
Fax: (905) 667-3093
Map & Hours

Hamilton

260 Nebo Rd, Unit 5
Hamilton‎, ON‎ L8W 3K5
E-mail: info@gnmi.ca
Phone: (905) 318-4082
Fax: (905) 318-9747
Map & Hours

Toronto

491 Eglinton Ave W Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario M5N 1A8
E-mail: info@fhmi.ca
Phone: (416) 640-1103
Fax: (416) 640-1106
Map & Hours