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What Is an Ultrasound?

Ultrasound, also commonly known as sonography, is a non-invasive imaging technique that utilizes high-frequency radio (sound) waves to produce images inside the body. There are several diseases and conditions such as pain, infection, and swelling which can be probed with ultrasound. It is one of the safest techniques as no radiation is required to procure the image.

Below are some of the most common reasons a doctor recommends an ultrasound:

  • To examine any breast lump
  • To examine the uterus and ovaries during pregnancy
  • To examine the thyroid gland
  • To look into the prostate and genital issues
  • To examine inflammation in the body
  • To assess any metabolic disease
  • To examine the brain, hips, and spine in infants
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Types of Ultrasound

General Ultrasound– In general ultrasound internal anatomy is examined to evaluate the pelvis, abdomen, scrotum, and urinary system.

Abdominal Ultrasound– In Abdominal ultrasound the internal organs are examined like the liver, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, and spleen to evaluate the damage due to illness along with helping in diagnosing the problem.

Obstetrical Ultrasound– In Obstetrical ultrasound, the condition of the pregnant woman and embryo is determined.

Breast Ultrasound– In breast ultrasound, the image close to the chest wall is examined when the change is difficult to sight in a mammogram.

Cardiac Ultrasound– In Cardiac ultrasound, the heart condition is assessed; heart chambers, valves, and walls are examined to see blood flow as well as heart function and structure.

Advantages of Ultrasound

  • The technique is painless and no needles, cuts, or shots are required.
  • Soft tissues are easily captured in ultrasound which is difficult to obtain from X-rays.
  • The procedure is safer than other imaging techniques such as X-rays and CT scans as no ionizing radiation is used.

At Ontario Diagnostic Centres (ODC) we use advanced and progressive equipment only to get the most accurate results. All our technicians and staff undergo rigorous training in their specific area of expertise and continuously learn new technologies to deliver quality results needed for correct diagnosis. Our staff is among the first certified for the IPS (Integrated Prenatal Screening Program), a provincially funded program to identify early abnormal pregnancy.

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What Our Patient Say?

I recommend this radiology clinic. Had a nice experience for my ultrasound and xray and didn’t have to wait long at all. The staff here, especially the technician I had were very friendly and efficient.

Anthony Martin

Anthony Martin


The Office Administrator is amazingly kind and welcoming. The Staff that perform the Ultrasound made me feel very comfortable during the test. The booking assistance was patient and helpful.

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