What is an Ultrasound?

Ultrasound scanning, also called sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves (inaudible by humans) to produce images of structures inside the body. It captures images of soft tissue, organs, blood vessels and tissues. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.

How do I access this service?

If you feel discomfort or pain in your body, please talk with your family physician or primary health care provider. You may then be referred to us for an ultrasound.

Patients are also referred to our services for general monitoring, such as expectant mothers to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

How is the test performed?

Horizon’s teams of radiologists, sonographers, registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) perform ultrasounds and analyze results.

Most ultrasound examinations are done using an ultrasound device outside your body, though some involve placing a device inside your body.

How do I prepare for an ultrasound?

You should wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothes.

Other instructions will be given to you by the health care team as you prepare for your ultrasound. Different tests require different preparations. For example, some tests may require you to not eat or drink for several hours before your test. Another test may not have any restrictions.

It is important that patients follow the correct preparation instructions for the test to be performed properly. If you are having an ultrasound and are not sure of how to prepare for it, please call your local facility.

When can I expect to receive test results?

Our staff works to provide health care providers test results in a timely manner. You can expect to receive test results from your health care provider.

Horizon locations offering this service:

Facility Name Address Phone
Oromocto Public Hospital 103 Winnebago St., Oromocto, New Brunswick, E2V 1C6 506-357-4700
Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital (Fredericton) 700 Priestman St. , PO Box 9000, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 3B7 506-452-5400

Facility Name Address Phone
Miramichi Regional Hospital 500 Water St., Miramichi, New Brunswick, E1V 3G5 506-623-3000

Facility Name Address Phone
The Moncton Hospital 135 MacBeath Ave., Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 6Z8 506-857-5111

Facility Name Address Phone
St. Joseph's Hospital (Saint John) 130 Bayard Dr., Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 3L6 506-632-5555
Saint John Regional Hospital 400 University Ave., Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4L2 506-648-6000
Charlotte County Hospital (St. Stephen) 4 Garden St., St. Stephen, New Brunswick, E3L 2L9 506-465-4444
Sussex Health Centre 75 Leonard Dr., Sussex, New Brunswick, E4E 2P7 506-432-3100

Facility Name Address Phone
Hotel-Dieu of St. Joseph (Perth-Andover) 10 Woodland Hill, Perth-Andover, New Brunswick, E7H 5H5 506-273-7100
Upper River Valley Hospital (Waterville) 11300 Route 130, Waterville, New Brunswick, E7P 0A4 506-375-5900