How to prepare for your upcoming test

For accurate test results it is very important to prepare your body properly.
Please follow the preparation instructions required for your test.
If you are DIABETIC please inform the office at time of booking.


If your test is not listed below, there is no preparation required.

Select your test from the list below:


  • What is an Ultrasound
  • An ultrasound is a procedure in which high-energy sound waves are bounced off internal tissues or organs and make echoes.
  • These Echo patterns appear on the ultrasound machine, forming a picture of a body of tissues called a sonogram
  • Abdomen

  • AM appointments: Fat free dinner night before. Nothing to eat or drink after midnight.
  • PM appointments: Eat a Fat and Dairy Free breakfast 5 hours prior to your test.
    (Examples: Toast, jam, clear liquids and or black tea or coffee)
  • Stomach must be empty.
  • Abdomen & Pelvic

  • AM appointments: Nothing to eat after midnight. Drink 32oz of water (4 eight oz glasses or 1L)
    Finish drinking 1 hour prior to your appointment. Do not void before test.
  • PM appointments: Eat a Fat and Dairy Free breakfast 5 hours prior to your test
    (examples: Toast, jam, clear juices and or black tea or coffee)
    Drink 32 oz of water (4 eight oz glasses or 1L)
    Finish 1 hour prior to your test.
    Do Not void before test.
  • Stomach must be empty. Bladder must be full, or test may have to be rebooked.

  • Obstetrics 14-18 weeks
  • Female, Male and Obstetrics(under 14 weeks)
  • Drink 32 oz of water(4 eight oz glasses or 1 L)
    Must finish 1 hour prior to test
    not before test.
  • Require 2 eight oz glasses or 500 ML of water
    Finish 1 hour prior to test.
    Do No void before test.
  • Pregnancy

  • 18 Weeks or Greater
  • No water is required. Drink and eat normally
  • The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario prohibits disclosure of the sex of the baby(unless ordered by the physician for medical reason.).

  • Drink 32oz of water (4 eight oz glasses or 1L)
    Must finish 1 hour prior to your test.
    Do Not void before test.
  • No Preparation is required for the following tests: Scrotum-Testes, Head-Neck, All Musculoskeletal and Vascular Exams
  • X-RAY

  • Upper GI is the only xray you must book an appointment for all other xrays are walk in.
  • Upper GI or BA swallow
  • Nothing by mouth after midnight.
    Do Not Chew Gum or Smoke.

  • On the day of your exam Do Not use any deodorant, perfume or powder as it may cause a false positive on your mammogram.
  • Avoid Caffeine to reduce breast tenderness. If having severe premenstrual tenderness, rebook appointment.
  • Please bring previous mammograms from any other facility.
  • Our office will contact you if the radiologist requires more views to accurately interpret your mammogram.
  • OBSP

  • We are also affiliated with the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP), which is a regular mammogram screening program.
    This program is very beneficial to you, you will receive a result letter in the mail and in 2 years time you will receive a recall letter.
    You will no longer require a requisition from your doctor for mammograms. If you are:
  • Over the age of 50
  • Have not or do not currently have breast cancer
  • Do Not have breast implants
  • You automatically qualify to be part of this program.


A BMD test can:
  • • Identify decreases in bone density, especially if you have specific risk factors such as older age, menopause, are taking certain medications or have a history of height loss or low-trauma fractures
  • • Determine future risk of bone fracture
  • • Confirm diagnosis of Osteoporosis
  • • Monitor bone density over time, especially if on osteoporosis treatment
  • • Help your physician suggest steps to protect your bones

On the day of the examination, DO NOT take multivitamins, or calcium supplements. It is preferable to wear clothing without zippers or metal rivets, no jeans, wear elastic waistband ex: jogging/track pants or leggings and a sports bra

Who should have a BMD test?
  • All women and men age 65+

All women and men age 65+

  • • Fracture after a minor fall or bump
  • • Prolonged oral steroid use (such as Prednisone)
  • • Menopause, especially early menopause (before age 45)
  • • Spine fracture or low bone density identified on X-Ray
  • • Conditions such as: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s or Celiac disease, Hyperparathyroidism, overactive thyroid, diabetes, liver or kidney disease and their associated treatments

Low body weight (less than 60kg)