General and specialized ultrasound

By appointment only

Covered by the RAMQ

The ultrasound exam is a basic, simple, fast, versatile, non-invasive and radiation free diagnostic tool. It uses ultrasounds to create an image. Ultrasounds are emitted from a probe, pass through the body, are reflected by the various organs, are captured by the same probe and are finally translated by a computer as images that will be interpreted by the radiologist.

Ultrasounds are directed to an area of interest according to clinical symptoms. For example, during an abdominal ultrasound we will study the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, spleen, pancreas and aorta. For pelvic ultrasound exams, most often in women, the exam focuses on the uterus, ovaries and bladder (which must be full to move up the intestines that block ultrasounds). Doppler exams allow a more specific study of cardiovascular circulation. They are indicated for the following investigations: Heart - Carotids - Arteries and veins of the limbs - Renal and digestive arteries.

The probe, coated with a non-allergenic and odorless gel, is moved over the concerned area for the acquisition of the images that appear on the screen and are digitally recorded.

The duration of the ultrasound exam is between 10 and 30 minutes depending on the kind of examination.

General and specialized ultrasound:
  • No fees, covered by the RAMQ
  • Variable expenses if prescribed by a chiropractor, podiatrist, or non-resident person in Quebec.
  • To see the rates for a non-resident person in Quebec referred for an ultrasound exam Click HERE
  • 5$ for each copy of report for your personal file
  • 10$ for each copy of the images on CD for your personal file.


Abdominal and renal ultrasound
Renal and digestive Doppler

Be fasting: do not eat, drink or smoke at least 5 hours before the exam.

Abdominal and pelvic ultrasound

Drink 700 ml (3 large glasses) of water only 1:30 before the scheduled appointment. Do not take anything else. Do not urinate before the end of the examination.

Pelvic ultrasound
Pelvic endo-vaginal ultrasound

Drink 700 ml (3big glasses) of liquid 1h30 before the time of the appointment. Do not urinate before the exam.


  • The original request signed by your doctor.
  • Your valid Medicare card.

Contact details and opening hours

LASALLE1500 rue Dollard, Bureau 101LaSalle, Quebec, H8N 1T5 Monday to Friday8h00 to 16h00

LACHINE2600, rue Victoria, Suite BLachine, Quebec, H8S 1Z3 Monday to Friday9h00 to 16h30

DELSON58, Boulevard Marie-VictorinDelson, Quebec, J5B 1A9 Monday to Thrusday8h30 to 20h00Friday8h30 to 16h00Saturday10h00 to 16h00

RADIOLOGIE METRO MONK2529, rue Allard, bureau 100Montréal, Québec, H4E 2L4 Monday to Friday9h00 to 16h30

ÎLE-DES-SOEURS8, Place du Commerce, # 200Île-des-Soeurs, Quebec, H3E 1N3 Monday to Friday9h00 to 16h30

ÉCHO QUATUOR800 rue du Square-Victoria, suite 2720Montreal, Quebec, H3C 0B4 Monday to Friday9h00 to 16h30