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What is an ultrasound?

An ultrasound, also named sonography, is a painless and effective examination that uses an ultrasonic device (high-frequency sound waves) to create real-time diagnostic images of the fetus and your body’s internal organs (breasts, heart, liver, kidneys). It can also measure the blood flow in the main veins and arteries.

The preparation for the ultrasound depends on the structure and organs being examined. The Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) covers the costs of ultrasounds prescribed by a physician* and interpreted by a radiologist.

a health specialist who does an ultrasound scan of the knee to a patient

ImagixTM – Comprehensive, caring and timely services

Renowned for its exceptional medical expertise, the Imagix team is committed to providing you with efficient, prompt service and ensuring your comfort and well-being. Our fourteen clinics in Québec are equipped with the latest technology, our radiologists have an excellent reputation, and our medical imaging examinations are adapted to your needs.

Among others, Imagix™ medical imaging clinics offer the following types of sonography:

If you have a prescription for a sonography that is not listed above, please contact us.

To get an appointment more quickly, Biron also offers private care ultrasound services thanks to its network of private clinics Medvue Medical Imaging .

Examination procedure:

For the examination procedure, you will be asked:

  • to change into a hospital gown and remove your jewellery and other metal objects, which can interfere with image quality. The radiologist or the technician will wear latex gloves. It is therefore important that you inform us if you are allergic to latex before the examination.
  • to lay comfortably on an examination table. The technician will apply a warm gel on the region that will be observed
  • to remain still while our radiologist moves the ultrasound sensor slowly to take images

Please note that the total duration of your visit for this examination can be between 45 and 60 minutes, even though the examination procedure itself will only last between 15 and 30 minutes.

A medical prescription is required to perform this examination.

The costs of some of those exams are covered by the Régie de l'Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ) when prescribed by a physician*.

If your health care professional has requested this test or you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 1 833 590-2715.

*Members of the College des Médecins du Québec (CMQ) registered in the Quebec Physicians Directory