Fetal Ultrasound

When should I have fetal ultrasound ?

An ultrasound may be indicated at any time during pregnancy. A signed prescription from your doctor is required to make an appointment.

In the first trimester, an ultrasound can be indicated for various reasons, such as the determination of the exact stage of the pregnancy, bleeding problems, fetal viability and confirmation that the pregnancy is in the uterus and not in the fallopian tubes (ectopic pregnancy).

At the end of the first trimester between the 11 weeks and one day and 13 weeks and six days, the nuchal translucency assessment will be done. An ultrasound is also indicated if your doctor cannot hear the fetus’ heartbeat.

The morphological study of the fetus takes place between the 18th and the 22nd week.

This is a thorough and general exam of your future child that will confirm normalcy and also eliminates that the baby is a carrier of most abnormalities or malformations that are visible ultrasonically.

It is preferable to have this exam done at 19 or 20 weeks of gestation. This time period allows us to better evaluate the foetus.

During other times of the pregnancy, other ultrasound exams may be necessary to monitor specific abnormalities discovered during the ultrasound at 18-22 weeks, to determine the position of the fetus and placenta, or to evaluate the growth of your baby.

Related Services

Ultrasound Services

The following is a list of ultrasound services that we offer. After a diagnostic radiologist completes your exam, we’ll give you the results in person. Your results will also be transmitted to your doctor.

  • Abdominal
  • Abdominal with doppler
  • Abdominal & Pelvic
  • Cardiac
  • Nuchal translucency and prenatal screening
  • Cervicoencephalic Doppler
  • Venous Doppler
  • Pelvic with or without endovaginal
  • Testicular
  • Thyroid
  • Soft tissue
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Appointment Centre

450.668.3246 or 1.877.664.ECHO (3246)

Écho-Médic (Laval - Public)

1575, boul. de l'Avenir, suite 110, Laval, Qc, H7S 2N5

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Thursday - 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday - 7:30 am to 3:00 pm

Écho-Médic (Boisbriand - Public)

20865, chemin de la Côte Nord, suite 201, Boisbriand, Qc, J7E 4H5

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Thursday - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Réso-Médic (Laval - Private)

1575, boul. de l'Avenir, suite 110, Laval, Qc, H7S 2N5

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Thursday - 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday - 7:30 am - 4 pm

Medical request

Please fax us the exam request (front and back) to 450-668-3245, send by mail or by e-mail at rvecpublic@echo-medic.com. We’ll contact you to make an appointment.

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