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Who We Are?

Ultrasound services first arrived in Aylmer in 1990 in the form of a portable machine, one
or two days per week.

The service has grown into a comprehensive, full time clinic serving the doctors, nurse practitioners and midwives of Elgin County and the surrounding areas.

Located in the Aylmer Medical Center, our service boasts high quality digital imaging equipment to provide accurate and timely information for our patients and referring practitioners.

What is Ultrasound?

Sonography (Ultrasound) is a sound-based medical imaging technique that is used to evaluate the organs and tissues of the body, including pregnancy. It has been used in medicine for more than 50 years, and has become one of the most widely used diagnostic tools in modern medicine. It is a relatively inexpensive medical procedure with no known risk to the patient.

During an ultrasound examination, sound waves are applied to the body, and a special computer changes these sound waves into pictures, that depict what the body looks like. The pictures are used by doctors and other medical practitioners to evaluate their patients various conditions and disease processes.

Sonographer – A sonographer is a medical imaging specialist who uses sound waves (ultrasound )to obtain images of the body for interpretation by a Radiologist. They also may be called an Ultrasound Technologist. Sonographers at Aylmer Ultrasound are highly qualified, highly experienced, and are certified by the Canadian and American registries. (Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals, and the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) They are also certified by the Fetal Medicine Foundation to perform IPS measurements in pregnancy. They meet and maintain high levels of education as expected by thier national and provincial governing bodies.

Radiologist – A radiologist is a medical doctor who has dedicated his/her specialty to medical imaging. They are experts in the science of evaluating the body using various imaging tools such as Ultrasound, CT, MRI and X-rays. They meet and maintain high levels of education as expected by their national and provincial governing bodies. Our radiologist will review the images taken by the sonographer, and provide an interpretation to your doctor/nurse practitioner/midwife to aid in your diagnosis or assessment.