A Doppler ultrasound is a specialized examination that makes it possible to explore the arterial and venous system by taking images of the blood flow direction and rate in the various veins or arteries. It also makes it possible to observe blood flow conditions and proper irrigation of the organs.
ImagixTM offers several types of Doppler Ultrasounds :
To get an appointment more quickly, Biron also offers private care ultrasound services thanks to its network of private clinics Medvue Medical Imaging .
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
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 approximately 30 minutes.
Preparing for the Examination
No preparation is required before a Doppler ultrasound. We ask however that you avoid using body cream and perfumes in order to avoid any interference with image capture.
A medical prescription is required to perform this examination.
The costs of this examination are covered by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).
If your healthcare professional has prescribed this examination or if you have any questions, contact us at 1-800-463-7674.