Frequently asked questions
What is an ultrasound?
An ultrasound is an ultrasonic imaging technique. Ultrasound makes it possible to produce cross-sectional images in all planes. In particular, it makes it possible to capture images of organs such as the heart or images of the foetus in pregnant women. To find out about the different types of ultrasound scans available in Imagix clinics, consult our detailed section on ultrasound.
How do I have an ultrasound?
You can have an ultrasound at one of our 14 Imagix clinics. As this service is in high demand, you must make an appointment. Make sure you have your prescription on hand to make an appointment online. One of our agents will contact you as soon as a time slot becomes available near you.
How is an ultrasound performed?
An ultrasound is performed by a radiologist or technician and lasts 15 to 30 minutes. To find out what this procedure involves, consult our detailed section on ultrasound.
When should I have an ultrasound scan?
Usually, an ultrasound is performed to do the following:
- Differentiate between a liquid cyst and a solid tumor
- Check the location, structure and size of certain organs
- Identify the stage of development of a cancer
To learn more about this procedure, visit our detailed ultrasound page.
A medical prescription is required to perform this examination. The cost of this examination is covered by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) at Imagix.
If your health care professional has prescribed this test for you or you have any questions, please call us at 1-833-590-2715.