Ontario Diagnostic Centres
The advantages of ultrasound testing are manifold compared to other imaging categories. Some of these are as follows:
- They are generally painless and do not require needles, shots or cuts.
- Patients aren’t exposed to ionizing radiation, making the procedure safer than diagnostic techniques such as X-rays and CT scans. In fact, there are no known harmful effects when used as directed by your health care provider.
- Ultrasound captures images of soft tissues that don’t show up well on X-rays.
- Ultrasounds are widely accessible and less expensive than other methods.
Ontario Diagnostic Centres provides ultrasound services for the residents of Mississauga, Oakville and Etobicoke.
Technicians of ultrasound are referred to as diagnostic medical sonographers or more popularly as sonographers. Unique duties of sonographers are usually taken as separately from those of radiographers in many countries. Ultrasound is safe and reliable. All Ontario Diagnostic Centre (ODC) equipment is calibrated on a regular basis and maintained to the highest standard. Our staff are highly trained and committed to continuing education to learn newer technologies and trends in the industry. They are among the first certified for the integrated prenatal screening program (IPS) which is a provincially funded program to detect early abnormal pregnancy.