Our Services

Radiology Associates offers a variety of services.

Choose a service to view information, frequently asked questions and suggested precautions prior to your examination.

Body Composition

Body Composition

Bone Densitometry

Bone Densitometry

Echo

Echo

Mammo

Mammo

MRI

MRI

Pain Clinic

Pain Clinic

Ultrasound

Ultrasound

Vein Clinic

Vein Clinic

X-Ray

X-Ray

Body Composition

Bone Densitometry

Echo

Mammo

MRI

Pain Clinic

Ultrasound

Vein Clinic

X-Ray

Please Note: As of July 1, 2017 DO NOT BRING CHILDREN TO YOUR APPOINTMENT, unless accompanied by an adult (other than the patient). Thank you for your cooperation.

FAQ

IDENTIFICATION
When you attend our office for an appointment, you need to bring the requisition you received from your doctor and present it to the front desk. At the request of Alberta Health Care, you are required to present your Alberta Health Care Card along with a piece of photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport.

CANCELLATIONS
Please ensure that you cancel or reschedule at least 2 hours before your appointment start time. Having at least 2 hours notice that you will not be attending allows our office to contact another patient to attend in your place. This helps us to minimize wait lists.

CHILD CARE
Child care is not provided. Please make alternate arrangements. Do not bring children for your appointment unless accompanied by an adult other than the patient.

WHEN TO ARRIVE
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow us to obtain all pertinent information for your examination.

Body Composition

Typical Length of Exam

Approximately 20-30 minutes

Dress Requirements

Wear loose, comfortable clothing with no zippers, metal buttons, or other metal parts.
Do not wear jewelry.
Refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.
Examination gowns are provided as necessary.

Medication and Dietary Requirements

You may take your usual medications except for calcium-containing medications on the day of the exam.
If you have had a barium examination, intravenous contrast for a CT examination, or an isotope injection for a nuclear medicine examination, you will have to wait 10-14 days before having a body composition analysis.

SPECIAL ALERT

Be sure to tell your doctor or the technologist before the procedure if you are pregnant or believe you could be pregnant. This test is not usually performed during pregnancy.

Doctor referral required.

Typical Length of Exam

Approximately 20-30 minutes

Dress Requirements

Wear loose, comfortable clothing with no zippers, metal buttons, or other metal parts.
Please do not wear jewelry.
Refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.
Examination gowns are provided as necessary.

Medication and Dietary Requirements

You may take your usual medications except for calcium-containing medications on the day of the exam.
If you have had a barium examination, intravenous contrast for a CT examination, or an isotope injection for a nuclear medicine examination, you will have to wait 10-14 days before having bone mineral densitometry performed.

SPECIAL ALERT

Be sure to tell your doctor or the technologist before the procedure if you are pregnant or believe you could be pregnant. This test is not usually performed during pregnancy.

Doctor referral required.

Bone Densitometry

Echocardiography

Typical Length of Exam

This exam typically takes 60 minutes

Dress Requirements

Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Please do not wear jewelry.
Refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.
Examination gowns are provided as necessary.

Medication and Dietary Requirements

No special preparations are necessary.

Typical Length of Exam

Approximately 45 minutes. Breast implants require more images and will require additional time. Please notify Radiology Associates when booking if you have implants.

Dress Requirements

On the day of the exam, please wash off all deodorants, perfumes, powders and/or lotions under the arms and across the chest.
Wear loose comfortable clothing that can be removed from the waist up.
Examination gowns are provided.

Medication and Dietary Requirements

No special preparations are necessary.

SPECIAL ALERT

Be sure to tell your doctor or the technologist before the procedure if you are pregnant or believe you could be pregnant. This test is not usually performed during pregnancy.

Mammography

Pain Clinic

Typical Length of Exam

Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour

Dress Requirements

Wear loose clothing without metal or buttons (e.g. sweatpants, track pants, or yoga pants.)
Please do not wear jewelry.
Refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.
Examination gowns provided as necessary.

Medication and Dietary Requirements

No dietary restrictions.
As tolerated, please reduce intake of oral pain killers on the day of your appointment.
You will need to report any allergies, chance of pregnancy, medication such as blood thinners or antibiotics, and medical conditions such as diabetes.

SPECIAL ALERT

Be sure to tell your doctor or the technologist before the procedure if you are pregnant or believe you could be pregnant. Pain procedures that use X-rays are not usually performed during pregnancy. Pain procedures using ultrasound can still be performed.

Typical Length of Exam

Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour

Dress Requirements

Wear loose clothing without metal or buttons (e.g. sweatpants, track pants, or yoga pants.)
Please do not wear jewelry.
Refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.
Examination gowns provided as necessary.

Medication and Dietary Requirements

No dietary restrictions.
As tolerated, please reduce intake of oral pain killers on the day of your appointment.
You will need to report any allergies, chance of pregnancy, medication such as blood thinners or antibiotics, and medical conditions such as diabetes.

SPECIAL ALERT

Be sure to tell your doctor or the technologist before the procedure if you are pregnant or believe you could be pregnant. Pain procedures that use X-rays are not usually performed during pregnancy. Pain procedures using ultrasound can still be performed.

Ultrasound

Exam-Specific Instructions

Vein Clinic

If undergoing a vein procedure, please arrange for transportation following your appointment as you will be receiving a local anaesthetic/oral sedative and WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DRIVE.

Also, be advised that long trips are not permitted 4 to 7 days following your surgery. If trips are unavoidable, get out and walk hourly.

Typical Length of Exam

An initial vein mapping ultrasound will take around 60 minutes.
A second appointment will be made for consultation to discuss the ultrasound results and your treatment options. This will also take approximately 60 minutes.

Dress Requirements

Wear loose clothing without metal or buttons (e.g. sweatpants, track pants, or yoga pants.)
Please do not wear jewelry.
Refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.
Examination gowns provided as necessary.

Medication and Dietary Requirements

For the vein mapping ultrasound appointment, no preparation is required.
For the consultation appointment, please bring your list of current medications and allergies.
If undergoing a treatment, do not use any products containing aspirin 4 days prior to the procedure, and eat a small meal 1 to 2 hours prior to arriving at the clinic.

SPECIAL ALERT

If undergoing a vein procedure, please arrange for transportation following your appointment as you will be receiving a local anesthetic/oral sedative and WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DRIVE.

Also, be advised that long trips are not permitted 4 to 7 days following your surgery. If trips are unavoidable, get out and walk hourly.

Typical Length of Exam

Approximately 5-25 minutes depending on the exam type.

Dress Requirements

Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
You may need to remove your glasses, watch, rings or other metal that may be in the way of the part being X-rayed.
Please refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.
Examination gowns are provided as necessary.

Medication and Dietary Requirements

No special preparations are necessary.

SPECIAL ALERT

Be sure to tell your doctor or the technologist before the procedure if you are pregnant or believe you could be pregnant. This test is not usually performed during pregnancy.

X-Ray