Utilizes an ultrasound based medical imaging technique to produce images of organs and soft tissue.

Outpatient preparations for ultrasound exams

Abdomen scan (gallbladder, liver, kidneys, spleen, pancreas, aorta)

  • If your appointment is in the morning, nothing to eat or drink after midnight
  • If your appointment is in the afternoon you may drink clear fat-free fluids in the morning
  • Diabetic patients may have a light, fat-free meal 6 hours before the scheduled appointment

Pelvic scan (male pelvis and non-biopsy prostate or female pelvis)

  • A FULL BLADDER IS ESSENTIAL for this exam.  You may eat and take all your regular medications.
  • Come well hydrated for your exam, the day prior drink plenty of water.  On the day of the exam, empty your bladder 2 hours before your appointment and then drink 1 litre of water over the next 30 minutes.  If the instructions are not followed, another appointment may have to be made.
  • DO NOT EMPTY YOUR BLADDER UNTIL AFTER YOUR EXAMINATION

Obstetrical scan

  • A FULL BLADDER IS ESSENTIAL for this exam.  You may eat and take all your regular medications.
  • Come well hydrated for your exam, the day prior drink plenty of water.  On the day of the exam, empty your bladder 1 hour before your appointment and then drink 2 (8-oz) cups of water.  If the instructions are not followed, another appointment may have to be made.
  • Do NOT empty your bladder until after your examination or until instructed to do so by the sonographer.

Renal scan (kidney, ureters, bladder)

  • If the instructions are not followed, another appointment may have to be made
  • Empty your bladder 1 hour before your appointment and then drink 1 litre of water over the next 30 minutes.
  • DO NOT EMPTY YOUR BLADDER UNTIL AFTER YOUR EXAMINATION

Pediatric preparations

  • Please call the medical imaging department directly to receive preparation information and instructions for children under the age of 16.
5800 Mountain View Boulevard
B.C.V4K 3V6
Phone: 604-940-3403
Fax: 604-940-3974

Address Notes

Delta Hospital's medical imaging services are located on the main floor, across from the gift shop. Enter the hospital through the main entrance.

Parking and Transportation

Ladner Exchange bus loop is located next door. On-site parking is free.

Referral

Physician referral is required.

Language (s) Offered

English. Interpreters available if requested in advance.

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