A health provider conducts an ultrasound on a person's chest.

Get involved Who we're looking for

We are recruiting model patients for our ultrasound courses with or without the following pathologies:

    • 1st trimester pregnancies (up to 12 weeks)
    • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
    • Ascites
    • Cellulitis or abscess
    • Gallstones, kidney stones, or renal cyst
    • Heart failure
    • Joint effusion
    • Newly diagnosed blood clots in their legs (also known as DVTs)Ocular pathology
    • Pericardial effusion
    • Peritoneal dialysis
    • Pleural effusion
    • Pneumothorax
  • A close up view of ultrasound equipment.
  • Where: Ultrasound scanning sessions are held in the Clinical Learning Simulation Facility (CLSF), level 000 in the Brodie Centre, 727 McDermot Avenue at the UM Bannatyne Campus – attached to the Health Sciences Centre.

    Duration: Scanning appointments range from 1 hour to 2 hours depending on the session type.

    Compensation: Each participant will receive a $50 honorarium to help offset the cost of travel and parking.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Anthony or Erika.

Before you attend Important information

Below are a few things to note to help you prepare for your registered session.


If you must eat prior to your appointment, do so in very light moderation as not to produce gas which results in unreadable scans. Refreshments will be provided for you afterwards.

What to wear/bring

  • A build-up of gel is very likely to occur, so please wear clothes that are loose, comfortable and washable, and ones that easily expose your tummy/chest area.
  • You will also be provided with a hospital gown depending on your preference.
  • A change of clothes is highly recommended for afterwards.
  • You will be on a bed for about 1.5 to 2 hours having scans done by a rotation of physicians - you are welcome to bring an iPod, book, etc., or simply rest during the scanning exams.

When to arrive

We ask that you please arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment time, as the confirmed appointment time is when you are to be on the exam table. Please let us know if there are any issues or concerns.

Where to go

The Clinical Simulation and Learning Facility (CLSF) is located in the basement of the John Buhler Research Centre – JBRC (or more commonly known as the Brodie Centre) at 727 McDermot Ave.

Enter through the front doors and take the elevators located behind the Bookstore on the main floor. To access the elevators you will pass the Bookstore entrance, round the corner and head down a short hallway - don't take the elevators directly in front of the Bookstore

If you are parked around the Health Sciences Centre, either William or Sherbrook parkades, please follow blue floor lines to come out on the west side of HSC (the old emergency doors), across the parking lot, to the side entrance of the JBRC.  

Take the elevators just inside the doors and press “B” to get you to the basement level.

If you get lost along the way, there are people who can direct you. You can also reach us on the day of the scan (contact Anthony or Ericka).


For any inquiries, please contact:

Contact us

Emergency Medicine
S203 Medical Services Building
750 Bannatyne Avenue 
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W2 Canada