New Cancellation Policy - Effective From January 2024

Phone: (905) 522-2220
Fax: (905) 522-2280

200 James St. South,
Suite 305, Hamilton
ON L8P 3A9

Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm (on occasion)
Sunday Closed

EXAM

EXAM PREPARATION

Please read these details to know how to prepare for your scan

GYNECOLOGIC SCAN

This scan is generally performed through a transvaginal ultrasound. If you cannot have a transvaginal you must let our team at SUGO know.
A transvaginal ultrasound does not require any preparation! You don’t need a full bladder.
If you cannot have a transvaginal scan and will need a transabdominal scan, please drink 1 litre (4 large glasses) of fluids 1 hour prior to your appointment. Do not go to the washroom to empty your bladder. You must have a full bladder for this examination. Eat normally as there is no restriction on meals before or after the ultrasound.

ENDOMETRIOSIS SCAN

This is a two-day ultrasound scan. For the first visit, please follow the above instruction for the GYNECOLOGIC SCAN.

For the second visit, please have a light meal in the morning (or nothing at all if preferred) and please attempt to have a bowel movement before the appointment.

SALINE-INFUSION SONOHYSTEROGRAPHY (SIS) + TUBAL PATENCY ASSESSMENT (HYCOSY)

This is a two-day ultrasound scan. Essentially, NO preparation is needed for either of these ultrasound visits.

However, the timing matters. The second visit needs to be scheduled according to the menstrual cycle (if you are having one).
If you are having a menstrual cycle, please only schedule these ultrasound procedures from (roughly) day 3 to day 10. If you are not having menstrual cycles, please ensure you are not pregnant prior to scheduling these ultrasound procedures.

OBSTETRIC SCAN

Early Pregnancy – Dating / Viability or for Complication in Early Pregnancy
This scan is performed through a transvaginal ultrasound. Transvaginal ultrasound is incredibly safe. In fact, all ultrasound in pregnancy is safe. Looking through the vagina provides a much clearer picture than looking through the abdomen and through the bladder, providing more accurate information in the early pregnancy when everything is only a few millimetres!
A transvaginal ultrasound does not require any preparation! You don’t need a full bladder. Eat normally as there is no restriction on meals before or after the ultrasound.
Nuchal Translucency – eFTS
Please drink 750 millilitre (3 glasses) of clear fluids 1 hour prior to your appointment (water, juice, black coffee or black tea). Do not go to the washroom to empty your bladder. You must have a full bladder for this examination. Eat normally as there is no restriction on meals before or after the ultrasound.
You must bring all the papers from your doctor (blood work, requisition, eFTS screening paper, etc) with you to your appointment, and let the receptionist know you are having a Nuchal Translucency done.