Patient Info & FAQ

Ultrasound Preparations

Abdomen:
(AM appointment): Nothing to eat or drink after midnight, except for water, black tea or coffee.
(PM appointment): Light breakfast only. Do not eat 4 hrs prior to exam, except for water, black tea or coffee.

Male/Female Pelvis:
Drink 4 cups of water 1 hr prior to exam. Do not empty bladder.

Obstetrical:
< 16wks: Drink 2 cups of water 1 hr prior to exam. Do not empty bladder.
≥ 16wks: No preparation.

Transrectal:
Purchase Fleet Enema at the pharmacy and take it the night before your appointment. Drink 4 cups of water 1 hr prior to exam. Do not empty bladder.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. How do I make an appointment?
A. Please contact our office at (416) 321-9343 to book an appointment.
Q. Do you accept walk-ins for Ultrasound?
A. Yes, we always try to accommodate, but preparation for certain exams is needed.
Q. How long are the appointments?
A. Most appointments take 15 to 30 minutes.
Q: Do I need a requisition/referral to come to Midland Radiology & Ultrasound for my diagnostic imaging tests?
A: Yes, you will require a requisition/referral signed by your physician or midwife.
Q. Do you accept requisitions from other clinics ?
A. Yes, all signed and completed requisitions are accepted from your physician or midwife. A valid health card (OHIP) is required.
Q. Do you accept non-OHIP patients?
A. Yes, please call us for pricing. We accept CASH only. We also accept Bluecross and UHIP insurance.
Q. Is there free parking on site?
A. Yes, we have ample free parking on site.
Q. How long does it take to make an appointment at Radiant Medical Imaging?
A. We can do same day appointments, and are conveniently open 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday and open 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday. We are closed on Sunday.
Q. How long does it take for my results to get sent to my family doctor?
A. For general, non-urgent cases, reports are faxed within 2-3 business days. For urgent/ emergency cases, verbal report will be provided.
Q. Do you give print-outs for pregnancy scans?
A. Yes, we do.
Q. Can my friend or family member come in the examination room during my test? A. Unfortunately, it is not possible for a friend or family member to come into the exam room. However, if the patient requires assistance or translation, family member are encouraged to stay in the room with him/her.
Q. Can my husband come in for my pregnancy scan?
A. Your husband needs to wait until the scan is done. He will then be called in for a short ‘ show-and tell’ .
Q. Can I get my results right away from my Technologist?
A. Technologists are not allowed to give out results. You will have to follow-up with your referring doctor.