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Frequently Asked Questions
Ultrasound studies utilize non-ionizing high-frequency sound waves to produce real-time images of targeted body parts/organs. This can include (but is not limited to) studies of the abdomen, pelvis, fetus in utero, joints, arteries/veins, or other small body parts.
Doppler ultrasound images are specifically designed to examine the properties of blood flow through the body in the arteries and/or veins in the arms, legs, or neck. These are common studies that evaluate for blood clots, reflux, and/or narrowing.
What to Remember:
- An appointment is required for an ultrasound examination.
- Please arrive 15 mins prior to your appointment time. If you are late, your appointment may need to be rebooked.
- It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing, preferably without zippers, belts, or buttons if possible.
- You may be asked to wear a gown.
Specific Ultrasound Requirements:
- For obstetric, kidney, abdomen, and/or pelvic ultrasounds: a full bladder is required. Please finish drinking 1L of water or clear fluid 1 hour prior to your appointment time. DO NOT urinate until after your exam.
- For abdomen ultrasounds: DO NOT eat for 6 hours prior to your exam, this includes carbonated fluids or gum. You should finish drinking 1L of water 1 hour prior to the examination time.
- For pediatric patients and children’s ultrasounds: please call for preparation advice.
An X-ray, aka a radiograph, is a common medical imaging study that uses small amounts of ionizing radiation to produce an image of a body part. Our advanced technology uses the lowest possible dose of radiation to produce images of excellent quality that our radiologists can then interpret to help make an accurate diagnosis.
What to Remember:
- An appointment is not required; walk-ins are welcome.
- You may be asked to remove clothing or change into a gown.
- Remove jewelry, eyewear, or any metallic objects in the area being imaged so they do not interfere with the interpretation.
- If you are pregnant or believe you may be, please advise our staff ASAP.
A mammography uses X-ray technology to image the breasts. Our advanced screening technology uses the lowest possible dose of radiation to generate an image. That image is then interpreted by our radiologists to aid in the early diagnosis of breast abnormalities. WEDI is a fully accredited site for OBSP screening mammograms. Any abnormalities detected by a screening mammography are immediately triaged for a follow-up evaluation with ultrasound to expedite diagnosis and treatment.
Your information is verified every time you come in for a test so we can obtain payment. If you do not have your current health card and version code, you may pay for the examination using a valid credit or debit card. You can be reimbursed for this payment if you return with proper verification.
WEDI is staffed by fully-trained and accredited ultrasound technologists and X-ray medical radiation technologists (MRTs).
MRTs are accredited by the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario, and ultrasound technologists are members of the Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals.
Technologists are specifically trained to obtain diagnostic quality images of your body, not to interpret the results. They are therefore not legally permitted to share results with patients. The imaging study is interpreted by fully-accredited and specialist-trained diagnostic radiologists.
All studies are reported within 1-2 working days. Your doctor should receive a written report within 1-3 business days. If results are urgent or if an urgent report is requested, your doctor’s office will receive a faxed report on the same day as the exam.
All imaging tests performed at WEDI are interpreted by a fully-trained, board-certified diagnostic radiologist. All of our radiologists are certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and/or the American Board of Radiology.
If you have any prior imaging performed at other hospitals or clinics, please bring those reports with you. This will help our diagnostic radiologists accurately interpret your current imaging exam.
Generally, yes. Medication can be taken prior to the appointment with sips of water. Please call our clinic at 416-763-4331 to speak to a receptionist prior to your appointment if you have any questions.
Yes, but all films must be signed out by the patient. If you are sending someone on your behalf, please provide that person with a signed note of authorization. Copies of your report can be sent to any physician with your consent.
All medical imaging equipment at WEDI undergo routine maintenance and inspections as mandated by the government. This ensures optimal performance and safety for both the patient and technologist.
Yes. For an additional fee ultrasound images can be transferred to a USB thumb drive for your personal use. Please talk to our receptionist before your exam if you are interested.