Best General Ultrasound in Brampton ON and Oakville ON

Hours for
Walk in X-Rays:

Mon-Thurs:  9am-7pm
Friday :        9am-5pm
     Sat :        9am-1pm
Lunch(closed): 1-1.30
Closed on Holidays.
(905) 566-1548

General Ultrasound

What is involved :
Ultrasound uses sound waves. According to the current knowledge, ultrasound studies are not harmful when used properly. A special cold gel is used on the skin to help the sound waves pass through the skin. A probe is pressed against skin to get good images . Different positions and angles will be used to try and get a good view of specific organs and areas. Please check individual exams for the required preparations as these are necessary to obtain good imaging. The gel is messy , but may be washed off or wiped off afterwards and does not stain clothes.
ADOMEN & PELVIS / URINARY TRACT ULTRASOUND
Approximate time for this is about 15-40 minutes , but best to allow 1 hour.
Organs covered :
Gall bladder, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys , aorta, uterus , ovaries . When requested specifically or when clinically indicated- it may also include urinary bladder, checking for signs of appendicitis or checking for abdominal wall hernia.
Preparation:
  • • Avoid dairy, fat or gassy products for 10 hours
  • • Nothing to eat for at least 6 hrs.
  • • 90 minutes before the test , start drinking 5 glasses (1.25 litres) of water and finish drinking 60 minutes before test. Needs full bladder for the test. Black coffee/tea or juice is allowed.
  • For Afternoon exams:
  • • you may have a light breakfast, but no eating for 6 hours and no fat, dairy or gas producing products for 10 hours.
  • Some exceptions may be allowed , but please check with us.
ABDOMEN ULTRASOUND:
Takes about 15-20 minutes , but best to allow 1 hour
Organs covered :Gall bladder, Liver, Spleen, Pancreas, Kidneys and Aorta.
Preparation : ( some exceptions may be allowed) :
  • Morning Exams : Nothing to eat or drink for 8-10 hrs.
  • Afternoon exams : May have a light breakfast, but no eating for 6 hours and
    no fat, dairy or gas producing for 10 hours.
PELVIC ULTRASOUND:
Takes about 15-20 mins , but best to allow 1 hour.
Organs covered:
Female Pelvis - Uterus and ovaries .
Male Pelvis - Bladder and Prostate.
Preparation:
  • • You need a full bladder for this test.
  • • Drink 40 oz or 1.25 litres of water, starting 90 minutes before the test. Finish drinking one hour before the test. Do not void until after exam.
  • • If this is the only test, you may eat. Poor preparation may result in delay or rebooking. If you are in great discomfort from extremely full bladder, please let us know..
Transvaginal ultrasound:
This is usually included with a female pelvic ultrasound unless contraindicated .It gives better detail of certain areas of uterus, ovaries, endometrium or other pelvic pathology . Please follow pelvic ultrasound preparation. This is an internal test . Please discuss with the technologist for additional details.
OBSTETRICAL ULTRASOUND:
Exams that are less than 18 weeks pregnancy takes about 20 mins. Exams that are 18 weeks+ takes about 45 minutes unless it is a limited study.
When booking obstetrical ultrasound, it is important to specify the number of weeks the pregnancy is in to , to allot appropriate time and staff .
Preparation :same as Pelvic ultrasound – see #9 above .
If you wish to accompany the patient having an obstetrical ultrasound, here are some tips:
  • • Please let the technologist know.
  • • They will usually call once they have done all pictures and measurements.
  • • In some situations where technologist do not feel 100% comfortable in showing the baby with out first consulting the radiologist , they may not call in any accompanying person.
PROSTATE- TRANSRECTAL ULTRASOUND:
Takes about 20 minutess , but best to allow I hour.
Preparation:
  • • Take fleet enema ( obtain from pharmacy) rectally 1 -2 hours before the test . For the fleet enema, follow instructions on the packet. or
  • • Insert Dulcolax suppository ( obtain from Pharmacy) rectally 2 hours prior to exam .
  • • ALSO complete drinking 5 glasses of water ( 40 0z) 1 hour before the exam. Bring PSA results if available.

  News Updates

  • Mar 2013: Apple-Med renews it's C.A.R mammography accreditation for another 3 years.
  • March/2013: Wehave added the latest Philips IU22 ultrasound unit.
  • In 2013, we are closed on May20, Jul1, Sep2, Oct14, Dec 25& 26, Jan 1.
  • March /2012 : Apple-Med X-Ray installs the MicroDose High Resolution Digital Mammography Unit.
  • September 2010, Apple-Med passes the assessment by the College of Physicians And Surgeons.
  • March 2011. Apple-Med X-Ray installs a New G.E Prodigy Bone Density Machine.
  • June 2011: Apple-Med X-Ray becomes a CBMD accredited Bone Density Centre.