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Preparation for the exams

Preparation: do not wear makeup or jewelry during the exam
When arriving for your appointment, make sure you have:
• The original request signed by your doctor.
• Your health insurance card to check in for your appointment.
• The payment method for your exam.
• The images (on CD) and copies of the reports of previous exams related to your scheduled exam.

Please arrive 30 minutes early to receive a free parking coupon, available in front, and to check-in for your appointment.


Please make sure you have the contraindications for MRI form completed by your doctor. 

Avoid wearing makeup or jewelry during the examination.

Some exams require an injection of contrast product (gadolinium). In some instances, an assessment of renal function using a blood test (creatinine) may be required in advance. You will be notified when the appointment is made.

For an abdominal MRI: fast 4 hours before the exam.

Specifications:
Length of examination: about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the exam.
Digital device used: Siemens Aera 1.5T
Siemens Avanto 1.5T
Copy of images: upon request, images are copied onto a CD (no charge for the first copy; $10 for each additional copy).
Preparation :

For all scans with intravenous contrast medium, it is necessary to fast three hours prior to the exam. A renal function blood test (creatinine) may be necessary if there are risk factors such as age, diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, etc.

For some abdominal scans, oral ingestion of water or barium may be required, depending on the clinical indication. Some abdominopelvic examinations require the placement of an endorectal cannula. This will be specified when the appointment is made.

If you have a medical history, it is important to let us know.

If you think you may be pregnant, please let us know. When in doubt, do a pregnancy test before arriving for the exam.

When arriving for your appointment, make sure you have:
  • The original request signed by your doctor.
  • Your health insurance card to check in for your appointment.
  • The payment method for your exam.
  • The images (on CD) and copies of the reports of previous exams related to your scheduled exam.
Please arrive 30 minutes early to receive a free parking coupon, available in front, and to check-in for your appointment.
Specifications :
Total CT exam duration: between 10 and 60 minutes, depending on the exam.
Digital device used: Siemens Biograph 16-detector system
Copy of images: upon request, images are copied onto a CD (no charge for the first copy; $10 for each additional copy).
PREPARATION

Since the exam is in the afternoon, a fast of six hours before the examination is required.

You can drink water at all times.

Do not do strenuous exercise in the 24 hours before the examination.

For patients with diabetes, be sure to maintain good control of your blood sugar level.

Upon arrival, our staff welcomes you to check-in for your exam on the third floor.

When arriving for your appointment, make sure you have:
  • The original request signed by your doctor.
  • Your health insurance card to check in for your appointment.
  • The payment method for your exam.
  • The images (on CD) and copies of the reports of previous exams related to your scheduled exam.

Please arrive 30 minutes early to receive a free parking coupon, available in front, and to check-in for your appointment.

Specifications :
Total duration of the exam: approximately 2 hours
Digital device used: Siemens Biograph 16-detector system
Copy of images: upon request, images are copied onto a CD (no charge for all copies).
Preparation: Please note! There are 3 different preparations
(Click on the appropriate preparation to download the information in PDF format)

Regular preparation
Preparation for patients age 65 and older
Preparation for patients with heart or kidney failure

When arriving for your appointment, make sure you have:

• The original request signed by your doctor.
• Your valid health insurance card and payment method for your exam, if applicable.
• The images on CD and copies of the reports of previous exams.

 Please arrive about 15 to 30 minutes early to receive a free parking coupon, available in front, and check-in.


Products needed for preparation are provided to you free of charge.

Please note – Incomplete preparation: If the patient does not complete the preparation, he must notify the technologist BEFORE proceeding with the exam.

Any heart or kidney disease should be mentioned, as the type of laxative used in the preparation may differ. If you are on any medications, you should take them as usual (with as little water as possible on the morning of the exam). Diabetic patients should check their blood sugar level more frequently during the preparation and the morning of the exam.

Specifications:
Equipment: About 30 minutes
Digital apparatus used: Siemens Biograph 16-detector CT scanner
Viatronix 3D reconstruction software.
Copy of images: upon request, images are copied onto a CD (no charge for the first copy; $10 for each additional copy).
Preparation :

If your breasts tend to be sensitive, it is best to avoid coffee, tea, chocolate and soda during the two weeks prior to the exam. You can take two Tylenol 1 hour before the exam.

Do not use deodorant, powder, cream or perfume on your breasts or armpits. These products cause false images that can be confused with lesions.

At the time of the exam, you will need to remove your jewelry, such as chains and earrings, and anything else that could interfere with the exam.

How to prepare for additional exams: Like many women, it is possible that you are worried about the thought of undergoing exams related to the detection of breast disease. However, it is known that the best way to combat anxiety is to prepare for these exams and get the best, most complete information possible on the subject.

Here are some suggestions on how to do so:

Make a list of all the questions you would like to ask at your doctor's appointment and during your additional exams. Do not hesitate to ask the same question more than once if you are not sure you have fully understood the answer. Likewise, feel free to note the answers that you receive.

If you wish, bring along another person, whether it is your spouse, a friend or a sister. Two people will find it easier to remember more information and details.

When you come to take additional exams, avoid wearing a dress, because you will have to undress above the waist. A two-piece outfit is more practical because you only need to remove the clothing on the top.

Do not hesitate to openly discuss your fears and concerns.

Ask how long you will have to wait for results of your exam(s). After all, there is no point in worrying after three days if the results won't be available for two weeks!

Do not worry too much. Most of the time, further tests show that there is no cancer. These exams are performed to ensure that everything is normal.

IF YOU HAVE TO UNDERGO ADDITIONAL RADIOGRAPHS, COMPLETE THE SAME PREPARATIONS AS FOR THE SCREENING MAMMOGRAM.

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When arriving for your appointment, make sure you have:
  • The original signed request from your doctor and/or the letter from the PQDCS.
  • Your valid health insurance card.
  • The images on CD and copies of the reports of previous exams.
Please arrive about 15 to 30 minutes early to allow time for parking and check-in.
Specifications :
Duration of mammogram: about 15 minutes.
If you have breast implants, please mention it when the appointment is made
Devices used: Hologic Selenia Dimensions 2D

Breast ultrasound:
Toshiba AplioXG
Toshiba Aplio500
Copy of images: upon request, images are copied onto a CD (no charge for the first copy; $10 for each additional copy).
Preparation: none
When arriving for your appointment, make sure you have:
• The original signed request from your doctor
• Your valid health insurance card.
Specifications:
Duration of exams: varies depending on the exams
Digital devices used: Siemens AXIOM ARISTOS MX
AGFA CR-30X
Copy of images: upon request, images are copied onto a CD at a cost $10 per copy.
Exams requiring preparation:
Esophagus and/or deglutition study
Double-contrast barium meal and esophagus
Small intestine (examination lasts from 1 to 3 hours; for your comfort, bring slippers and a robe)
Fasting: Do not eat, drink or smoke after 10:00 pm the night before the exam.

Double-contrast barium enema

 

12:00 pm – Liquid meal: clear soup (broth), plain gelatin (from dry gelatin powder), 225 ml (8 oz.) of liquid.

NO MILK OR CREAM.

12:30 pm (or ½ hour after the meal) – Drink the whole bottle of Citro-Mag with ice. You should expect a vigorous intestinal purge 3 to 6 hours after ingesting this preparation.

1:00 pm – 225 ml (8 oz.) of liquid

3:00 pm – Take 3 Dulcolax tablets with a large glass of water. Swallow the tablets one by one without chewing.

4:00 pm – 225 ml (8 oz.) of liquid

5:00 pm – Liquid dinner: clear soup (broth), plain gelatin (from dry gelatin powder), 225 ml (8 oz.) of liquid.

NO MILK OR CREAM.

6:00 pm – 225 ml (8 oz.) of liquid. NO MILK OR CREAM.

9:00 pm – 225 ml (8 oz.) of liquid. NO MILK OR CREAM.

10:00 pm – Remove the Dulcolax suppository from its packaging. Insert it into the rectum.

Wait at least 10-15 minutes before evacuating, even if the urge is strong.

At bedtime: 225 ml (8 oz.) of liquid. Drink additional quantities of the recommended liquids if you wake up during the night.

NO MILK OR CREAM.

DAY OF THE EXAM

No food may be eaten until the exam has been completed. One glass of the recommended liquid is allowed before the exam. NO MILK OR CREAM.

Arthrography and infiltration

Allergy to iodine: for some infiltrations, iodine may be replaced by air.

Physiotherapy: plan your physiotherapy appointment within 24 hours following an infiltration in the shoulder for capsulitis (distensive arthrography), to promote the action of the medication and facilitate physiotherapy exercises when the shoulder is less painful while under the effect of the anesthetic.

When arriving for your appointment, make sure you have:

• The original request signed by your doctor.
• Your valid health insurance card.
• The images (on CD) and copies of the reports of previous exams related to your scheduled exam.

Please arrive 30 minutes early to allow time for parking and check-in.

Specifications:
Total specialized radiology exam duration: between 10 and 60 minutes, depending on the exam.
Digital device used: Siemens AXIOM ICONOS R200
Copy of images: upon request, images are copied onto a CD at a cost $10 per copy.
Preparation :
Do not take any calcium supplements 48 hours before the exam.

Do not take any exam using coloring (barium or nuclear medicine exam) for 10 days before the exam.
When arriving for your appointment, make sure you have:
  • The original signed request from your doctor.
  • Your health insurance card to check in for your appointment.
  • Lumbar spine x-rays less than six months old on CD.

Please arrive 30 minutes early to allow time for parking and check-in.

Specifications:
Exam duration: About 15 minutes
Digital device: Lunar PRODIGY
Copy of images: upon request, images are copied onto a CD at a cost $10 per copy.
Preparation: None
When arriving for your appointment, make sure you have:
• The original request signed by your doctor.
• Your valid health insurance card and payment method for your exam, if applicable.
• The images on CD and copies of the reports of previous exams.

Please arrive 30 minutes early to receive a free parking coupon, available in front, and to check-in for your appointment.
Specifications:
Exam duration: About 30 minutes
Digital devices used: Siemens Biograph 16-detector system
Siemens Aera 1.5T
Siemens Avanto 1.5T
Imaging Siences International I-CAT Conebeam CT
Copy of images: upon request, images are copied onto a CD (no charge for the first copy; $10 for each additional copy).
Exams requiring preparation
Abdominal and renal ultrasound
Renal or digestive arterial Dopple
Fasting: Do not eat, drink or smoke at least 5 hours prior to the exam
Obstetrical (fetal) ultrasound
Pelvic transvesical ultrasound
Pelvic endovaginal ultrasound
Prostatic transvesical ultrasound
Drink 700 ml (3 large glasses) of liquid 1 ½ hours before the appointment.
Do not urinate before the exam.
Transrectal prostate ultrasound
(Bring the PSA result: a biopsy is generally done if the PSA is 4 or more.) Get a FLEET enema at the pharmacy and administer it one hour before the exam.

Get a FLEET enema at the pharmacy and administer it one hour before the exam.

With a doctor's prescription, obtain 3 Cipro XL 1000 mg tablets: take one the night before the exam, one the day of the exam and the last one the day after the exam. Also obtain 6 Clavulin 875 tablets: take one tablet in the morning and one at night, the day before the exam, the day of the exam and the day after the exam.

Stop all anticoagulant medications one week before the exam (NSAIDs, Coumadin, Entrophen, Novasen, Aspirin, Plavix, Ticlid).

When arriving for your appointment, make sure you have:
  • The original request signed by your doctor.
  • Your valid health insurance card.
  • The images (on CD) and copies of the reports of previous exams related to your scheduled exam.
Please arrive 30 minutes early to allow time for parking and check-in.
Specifications :
Duration of ultrasound: About 15 minutes
Digital devices used: Toshiba AplioXG
Toshiba Aplio500
Philips (IU22).
Copy of images:

upon request, images are copied onto a CD (no charge for the first copy; $10 for each additional copy).

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Greenfield Park, Qc, CA, J4V 2G9

Telephone: (450) 671-6173
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