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, we can only allow patients in Medray. Patient guests (spouses, children, friends, partners) are no longer permitted in the waiting room or the procedure rooms. Thank you for understanding.
ULTRASOUND EXAM PREPARATION
All examinations are 30 - 60 minutes in duration
No photography, videography, or video streaming (such as Zoom or FaceTime) are permitted during the exam.
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.