X-Ray

X-Ray is the most common form of medical imaging.

It can be used on any part of the body. It is a quick, easy and painless test.

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Mammography

Mammography is a low-dose x-ray examination of the breasts.

A mammogram is used to detect early cancer of the breasts in women,

who experience no symptoms, and to detect and diagnose breast disease

in women experiencing symptoms such as a lump, pain or nipple discharge.

Results of a mammographic study may be correlated with those of other breast imaging studies,

such as a breast ultrasound, in order to obtain a more conclusive diagnosis.

ONTARIO BREAST SCREENING PROGRAM

If you are 50 years of age and older and have no implants or previous breast cancer

call 416-691-5071 for an appointment. You do not need a requisition from your doctor.

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Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a form of diagnostic imaging used to examine soft tissues and organs.

A transducer is placed over the area being examined.

High frequency sound waves are sent into the body, bounce off structures and are sent back to the transducer.

The ultrasound machine creates an image from these sound waves.

Because this is done in "real time", motion blood flow can also be detected.

Abdominal Ultrasound

Pelvic and/or Transvaginal Ultrasound

Combined Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound

Obstetrical (Pregnancy) Ultrasound

Prostate / Transrectal Ultrasound

Breast

Thyroid / Neck

Scrotal (Testicular)

Musculoskeletal

Lumps and Hernias

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Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular ultrasound is used to examine the blood flow in arteries and veins.

A form of ultrasound known as Doppler is used.

This allows the technologist to observe and measure the flow of blood in your vessels.

You will hear the sound of the blood flow at various times during the test.

Venous Doppler

This test is used to check for blood clots in the legs.

Only the symptomatic limb is evaluated. This test takes from 10 to 30 minutes.

Arterial Doppler

This is used to evaluate the blood flow to the extremities from the heart.

Both limbs will be examined as well as the major arteries in the abdomen.

This test can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes.

Carotid Doppler

The carotid arteries are the main vessels running up each side of the neck.

They supply blood from the heart to the face and brain.

This test will take approximately 30 minutes.

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Echocardiography

Echocardiography (echo) is an ultrasound of your heart.

The walls and valves of the heart as well as the blood flow through the heart are examined.

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Cardiac Holter Monitoring