Ultrasound
The Health Sciences Centre Section of Diagnostic Ultrasound is Manitoba’s largest ultrasound department, performing examinations on approximately 26,000 patients per year. Since its opening in July 1964, the ultrasound section has played an important role in patient care, research, and teaching. The equipment inventory includes state of the art equipment capable of performing a wide range of examinations including real-time three dimensional imaging, and contrast ultrasound.

Ultrasound studies performed in the section include obstetrical and gynecological sonography, and evaluation of the abdomen, chest, superficial structures (thyroid, parathyroid, salivary glands, scrotum, breast, and prostate), peripheral vascular system (venous and arterial imaging including carotid sonography), the musculoskeletal system, and superficial soft tissues. The examinations are modified to address the needs of the referring physician and patient, so that essentially any type of reasonable request can be accommodated. In addition to the standard diagnostic examinations, we also perform interventional procedures including fine needle and core needle biopsies, catheter drainage of abscesses and fluid collections, and intraoperative ultrasound with radiofrequency tumour ablation.

The Section of Ultrasound participates in undergraduate, postgraduate, and fellowship training in the Department of Radiology of the University of Manitoba, and is also involved in postgraduate training of other specialties. Over the years, numerous BSc (Med) students have performed summer research projects in the section.

In 1973, the Section of Ultrasound opened Canada’s first ultrasound sonographer training program, which has operated until 2014. As of 2014, the didactic program is situated at Red River College, with clinical training sites at Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface General Hospital, and Seven Oaks General Hospital. Alumni from this program have been hired into clinical, teaching, administrative, and industry positions across North America.


Health Sciences Centre

 

 

Dr. Sid Dashefsky
Section Head
Phone: 204-787-3701
Area of Interest: General Ultrasound

Sherylle Borromeo
Secretary
Phone: 204-787-3182

Dr. Michael Katz
Lecturer
Area of Interest: General Ultrasound
Phone: 204-787-7499

Dr. Clifford S. Levi
Professor
Area of Interest: Obstetrical, Doppler especially carotids
Research Interests: Doppler
Phone: 204-787-3208

Dr. E.A. (Ted) Lyons
FACR, Professor and Past Chairman of Radiology
Area of Interest: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research Interests: Early pregnancy failure, Uterine physiology, Myometrail contractility, computerization of radiology and ultrasound, and teleradiology.
Phone: 204-787-2734

Dr. Noam Millo
Lecturer
Area of Interest: General Ultrasound
Phone: 204-787-7499

St. Boniface General Hospital

 

 

Dr. Ashraf Goubran
Assistant Professor
Section Head

Christine Loche
Secretary
Phone: 204-235-3388

Dr. Fern Karlicki
Assistant Professor
Phone: 204-237-2542

Dr. William Parker
Assistant Professor
Phone: 204-787-7499