Unattended children are not permitted at MedRay. Please arrange childcare otherwise we are unable to serve you.
ULTRASOUND APPOINTMENT HOURS
Mondays and Fridays: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Evenings: 8:00 am to 8:30 pm
Saturdays: 7:40 to 12:30 pm
All ultrasound exams require a referral from your doctor. Please bring your completed requisition and your BC Care Card to your appointment.
COVID 19 UPDATE: To minimize the risk of community transmission, only patients are permitted to enter MedRay. Guests must wait outside the building. The only exception is for Obstetric appointments - 1 guest may be permitted into the procedure room for the final 5-10 mins of "Show and Tell"; the guest must wait outside, within 2-3 mins of the foyer, carry a cell phone and wait for the patient to text when ready. The guest is subject to MedRay's masking and COVID screening protocols. We appreciate your understanding.
ULTRASOUND EXAM PREPARATION
All examinations are 30 - 60 minutes in duration
In conjunction with the sonography regulatory body, Sonography Canada, no photography, videography, or video streaming (such as Zoom or FaceTime) are permitted during the exam or while in the Clinic.
On the day of the examination, do not apply deodorant, body powder or other material on your underarms or around the breasts. Wear clothing that can be removed from the waist up, you will be given a gown to wear during the examination.
Abdominal Ultrasound (including gallbladder, liver, aorta, spleen, pancreas)
Do not eat or drink from 10 pm the night before until completion of the examination
Finish drinking three 8 oz. (250ml) glasses of fluid (24 oz. / 750 ml total) (except milk or carbonated drink) 1 hour prior to exam
Do not empty your bladder until after the exam. A full bladder is essential.
Children 10 years of age should attempt not to empty bladder 1 hr prior to examination
Combined Abdominal & Pelvic Scan
Nothing to eat or drink from 10 pm the night before until completion of the examination plus
Follow instructions of pelvic scan
Pelvic or Obstetric Ultrasound
A full bladder is essential.
Finish drinking four 8 oz. (250ml) glasses of fluid (32 oz. / 1L total) (except milk or carbonated drink) 1 hour prior to exam
Do not empty your bladder until after the exam
Patients in the last 8 weeks of pregnancy require only 16oz (500 ml) of fluid
No special preparation is needed
Patients must be able to get on and off a stretcher without assistance
Patients must be less than 250 lbs
Patients must NOT have any open wounds near the area of interest
All other scans require no preparation.