Diagnostic Imaging

Gynecologic, fertility and obstetric imaging delivered by trusted partners.

Diagnostic Imaging

Gynecologic, fertility and obstetric imaging delivered by trusted partners.

Fertility patients tend to spend a lot of time in ultrasound as imaging occurs at every stage of care, from initial diagnosis to obstetric monitoring.

The technologists at CARE Imaging understand that each image represents an emotional step toward becoming a parent. It is at these times having a familiar and welcoming face makes a difference.

About Diagnostic Imaging Services

Ultrasound diagnostic imaging is an integral part of your care throughout all stages of your reproductive journey including diagnosis, cycle monitoring, confirmation of pregnancy, and pregnancy monitoring. Markham Fertility Centre has partnered with CARE Imaging, located on the same floor as the clinic. CARE Imaging specializes in fertility, gynecologic, and obstetric ultrasohttps://caremedicalimaging.ca/unds. They possess a deep understanding of our patients and the challenges they face.

You may undergo an ultrasound at various stages in your journey including:

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    Diagnostic phase where we examine the health of your uterus, fallopian tubes and egg quantity. These exams are done for all patients as part of the initial investigations.

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    Treatment phase where where we perform follicle tracking ultrasounds to measure the progress of ovarian stimulation or uterine lining.

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    Obstetric phase where we perform ultrasounds to confirm pregnancy and monitor progress.

Below, we provide more details on each of the ultrasound exams that you may encounter during treatment at Markham Fertility Centre.

Each image represents an emotional step on your journey. Our Sonographers at CARE Imaging understand that, and treat each exam with the care, compassion, and the attention you deserve.

Investigative and Pre-Treatment Ultrasounds

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Sonohysterogram

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A diagnostic exam to evaluate the shape of the uterus and determine whether the fallopian tubes are open or closed.

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Pelvic Baseline Ultrasound with Antral Follicle Count (AFC)

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A 3D ultrasound to assess the uterus and ovaries for anomalies and to check ovarian reserve.

Ultrasounds that Occur During Treatment

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Follicle Tracking Ultrasound

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A vaginal ultrasound performed during an IUI, IVF or Egg Freezing cycle to assess the number and growth of your follicles. This test helps the doctor know when your ovaries are ready.

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Ultrasound Guided Embryo Transfer

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An ultrasound performed at the time an embryo is transferred into the uterus to help the doctor find the perfect spot.

Pregnancy Ultrasounds

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Early Obstetric Ultrasound

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An abdominal ultrasound that is done to confirm pregnancy, usually between week 5 and 7 of pregnancy, repeated as necessary.

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Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound

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An ultrasound performed in the first trimester of pregnancy to determine your baby's risk of congenital conditions like Down syndrome.

Your Diagnostic Imaging Team at CARE Imaging

Meet Dr. Roger Stronell and Kerby Stavropoulos.

Dr. Stronell is a radiologist and owner of CARE Imaging, whose sonographer team works with us here at Markham Fertility Centre. He graduated from McGill University Medical School and then became a specialist in diagnostic imaging at the University of Toronto, with a Fellowship in Diagnostic Radiology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He devotes his practice entirely to obstetrical and gynaecological ultrasound with over 40 years of focused experience in obstetrics and gynecology imaging. His practice is renowned for the highest standard of imaging relating to obstetrical and reproductive health.

Kerby is the supervisor and ultrasound lead for CARE Imaging.  She is a Canadian Registered General Sonographer, with special focus in fertility, gynecology, and obstetrical imaging since 2011. Kerby graduated from McMaster University and Mohawk College and is a member of CMRITO and Sonography Canada.

Our team of sonograohers has many years of experience in fertility care and is sensitive to the experience and challenges faced by our patients.

Diagnostic imaging team at CARE imaging

Common Questions About Diagnostic Imaging

If you are nervous or have experienced discomfort in the past, our sonographers can work with you to make the exam as comfortable as possible. Sonographers should always give you autonomy and allow some control over how a transvaginal exam is performed.