Exam Preparation

Please remove jewelry and piercings prior to your visit. Please wear loose fitting clothing that can be easily removed if necessary for your examination. Please do not bring valuable objects or documents with you to Owen Sound Medical Imaging.

No specific preparation is required for x-rays. Please contact us prior to your exam with us if you are also scheduled for any other examination requiring oral or rectal barium at a local hospital or clinic.

1) Preparation for Abdominal Ultrasound, including Vascular Ultrasound:

  • Nothing to eat or drink except clear fluids after midnight before your examination.

2) Preparation for Abdomen and Pelvic Ultrasound:

  • Nothing to eat or drink except clear fluids after midnight before your examination
  • Drink 3 glasses of water 1 hour before your examination and arrive with a full bladder.

3) Preparation for Pelvic or Obstetrical Ultrasound

  • You may eat and drink normally before your examination
  • In addition, drink 3 glasses of water 1 hour prior to your examination, and arrive with a full bladder.

4) No preparation is required for Thyroid, Soft Tissue or Musculoskeletal Ultrasound examination.

Pelvic ultrasound examinations for men, women and children require that you have a full bladder at the start of your procedure.

Pelvic ultrasound examinations for females sometimes require that scanning occur both through the lower abdomen and also with a probe inserted in the vagina. If a trans-vaginal scan is required, it will only be performed with your consent, and always with a female staff member in attendance.

Notification: Guidelines for COVID-19

Patients must arrive alone unless they need a parent, worker or chaperone to bring them to their appointment. Patients are required to wear their mask unless they have a written letter of exemption from their licensed health care provider.

If you have a fever, or symptoms of a “cold” or chest infection, we kindly ask that  you proceed to your local hospital for your x-ray study, and please reschedule your ultrasound exam for a later date. Our receptionist can be reached at 519-376-2000.

ULTRASOUND: These are available by scheduled appointments. We do occasionally have last minute appointments available, please ask at the reception desk.

X-RAY: Requisitions for x-ray studies may be faxed to us by your care-provider or brought to the reception desk.  X-ray studies are provided on a first come, first served basis.