Ultrasound Imaging at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is a diagnostic imaging test that uses high frequency sound waves to display, in real time, soft tissue structures in the human body. It is a safe and useful tool to examine blood vessels and soft tissue organs such as the liver, kidneys, gallbladder, breasts and pelvic organs.

Since ultrasound does not emit any radiation to the patient, it is the preferred test for imaging a pregnant women and her fetus.

During the ultrasound, the technologist applies gel on the skin and moves the transducer along the area of interest. Each test can range from 20 to 60 minutes depending on the complexity of the case. Our expert technologists are pleased to answer any questions regarding the ultrasound procedure; however, results are only given to the patient by a physician.

Preparation instructions for the ultrasound will be given to the patient at the time of booking.

What We Offer

The Ultrasound Imaging team at TSH provides high-quality services, including:

  • Abdominal imaging
  • Pelvic and pelvic transvaginal imaging
  • Renal transplant work-up
  • Gynecological imaging
  • Male pelvic examination
  • Obstetrical imaging
  • Vascular imaging
  • Adult hip imaging (effusion)
  • Paediatric (brain, hip and spine) imaging
  • Small parts (breast, thyroid, scrotum) imaging
  • Ultrasound guided biopsies (breast, thyroid, renal and liver biopsy)
  • Venous arm Doppler (examine blood flow)
  • Venous leg Doppler (examine blood flow)
  • Arterial leg Doppler (emergency patients, inpatients at the Birchmount campus and inpatients and outpatients at the General campus)
  • Musculoskeletal (shoulder and knee) imaging
  • Thoracentesis and paracentesis under interventional procedures (to extract fluid from the chest or abdomen)

What You Need to Know

Where To Find Us

General campus
East Wing, 1st Floor
416-438-2911, ext. 6705.

Birchmount campus
Main Floor, Diagnostic Imaging