How it works
Inaudible sound waves are emitted from a transducer, allowing the sonographer to look at internal structures and assess organ function. The sound wave echoes are picked up and displayed on a computer screen.
All ultrasound exams require a written requisition from your physician’s office to be sent directly to our Medical Imaging Department
Our sonographers perform a wide range of procedures, including:
- soft tissue
- paediatric assessments
How to Prepare
- be sure to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment
- bring your Yukon health care card
- go directly to the Medical Imaging reception (across from Admitting & Discharge) in the main atrium to check-in
- some exams require you to have a full bladder and/or empty stomach (be sure to follow the preparation instructions included in your appointment letter)
Watch video: Go inside each area of WGH's Medical Imaging department to see the high-tech equipment used by our skilled staff to provide patient care and learn more about what to expect and how to prepare if you come to hospital for an imaging exam.