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All our Technologists and staff here at Athabasca Diagnostic Imaging are highly qualified individuals who strive to deliver high quality of care to all patients. Here are some helpful tips in preparation for you imaging exam.
- Do not use deodorant, antiperspirant, talcum powders or perfumes on the day of the appointment. if you are experiencing premenstrual breast tenderness, you may delay looking until tenderness has subsided. wear a two-piece outfit. at time of booking, advise where previous mammogram was done, if applicable, and allow one week for films to arrive before appointment date.
- Eat only fat free foods the evening prior to your examination. Do not eat anything later than midnight the night before your examination. If your examination is booked for the afternoon, you may eat a slice of dry toast and drink clear liquids up until 8:00 am. You may continue to drink plain water until three hours prior to the examination. Do not chew gum prior to or during the exam.
Pelvic, Obstetrical, BPP or Renal Ultrasound
- Empty your bladder (if necessary) 90 minutes prior to the examination. After voiding, drink four glasses (one litre) of water. Finish drinking the full amount at least one hour prior to the examination. Do not empty your bladder again prior to drinking the full amount at least one hour prior to the examination. The examination may not be done if your bladder is not full. You may continue to eat.
Abdomen and Pelvic Ultrasound
- Eat only fat-free foods the evening prior to the examination. Do not eat anything later than midnight before your examination. Empty your bladder (if necessary) 90 minutes prior to the examination. Following this, drink four glasses (one litre) of water at one sitting. do not empty your bladder again prior to the examination. Pelvic ultrasound cannot be adequately performed if your bladder is not full.
- Remove any body piercings located below the neck, if possible and do not wear clothing with underwire bras, metal buttons, zippers, metallic paint or threads.
All other ultrasound examinations which are not listed above do not require patient preparation.
We provide the highest quality Imaging Services
Aspen Diagnostic Imaging opened its doors June 2015, we provide excellent diagnostic imaging exams in the Athabasca area. Our main focus at Aspen Diagnostic Imaging is to provide a variety of high quality exams in a comfortable independent diagnostic facility. It is our mission to provide patients with diagnostic testing in a warm, inviting and patient friendly environment. Our patients comfort, safety and satisfaction is our primary goal.
Aspen Diagnostic Imaging opened its doors in June 2015, we provide excellent diagnostic imaging tests in the Athabasca area. Our main focus at Aspen Diagnostic Imaging is to provide high quality exams in a comfortable independent diagnostic facility. It is our mission to provide patients and physicians with diagnostic testing in a warm, inviting and patient friendly environment. We strive to make the procedures as enjoyable and minimize the stress/anxiety as much as possible.
Osteoporosis Canada a registered charity, is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. The organization works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis Canada provides medically accurate information to patients, health care professionals and the public. Services to individuals with osteoporosis and the public include free publications, a bilingual toll-free information line, educational programs and referrals to self-help groups and community resources, as well as their web site.
Osteoporosis Canada is committed to excellence in servicing all customers including people with disabilities.
Screening For Life
Screening for Life is provided by Alberta Health Services Screening Programs and exists for one very important reason: to see fewer deaths from breast, cervical and colorectal cancer in our province.
Giselle Russel, works together with healthcare providers, one of the goals of Screening Programs is to strengthen cancer screening across the province. These programs provide information, education to support Albertans in making informed decisions about cancer screening. When we find breast, cervical and colorectal cancers early, we have the best chance of treating them. And in the case of cervical and colorectal cancer, we can often prevent cancer altogether.
Screening Programs currently consists of three organized programs:
- the Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program
- the Alberta Cervical Cancer Screening Program
- the Alberta Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
These programs encourage people who have no symptoms to get screened for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer in order to find changes early—and treat them if necessary.