Guidelines for Sonography/Ultrasound Examination: 

Please note for all exams:

  • Please bring anything in writing and your prescribed order from your referring doctor.
  • Please leave all valuables at home


Abdomen / Aorta

  • No food for 6 hours prior to your exam, you can drink water (only).
  • No breakfast, smoking or gum chewing the morning of exam.


Abdomen & Pelvis

  • No food for 6 hours prior to your exam.
  • Start drinking 32oz of water (only) 1.5 hours prior to your exam.
    Drink for 30 mins.
  • Do not urinate after drinking water, you must have fluid in your bladder for this exam


Gallbladder

  • No food for 6 hours prior to your exam, you can drink water (only).


Liver

  • No food for 6 hours prior to your exam, you can drink water (only).

Obstetrical Sonogram (6wks to 12wks)-(1.5 mths-3mths)

  • Start drinking 32oz of water (only) 1.5 hours prior to your exam. Drink for 30 mins.
  • Do not urinate after drinking water, you must have fluid in your bladder for this exam.

Obstetrical Sonogram (12wks to 36wks)-(3 mths-9mths)

  • Start drinking 16oz of water (only) 1.5 hours prior to your exam.
    Drink for 30 mins.
  • Do not urinate after drinking water, you must have fluid in your bladder for this exam.

Pelvic

  • Start drinking 32oz of water (only) 1.5 hours prior to your exam.
    Drink for 30 mins.
  • Do not urinate after drinking water, you must have fluid in your bladder for this exam.
  • Pelvic ultrasound should not be scheduled during menstruation

Renal Only (Kidneys)

  • No preparation needed.

Renal & Pelvic

  • Start drinking 32oz of water (only) 1.5 hours prior to your exam.
    Drink for 30 mins.
  • Do not urinate after drinking water, you must have fluid in your bladder for this exam.


Transvaginal

  • No preparation needed.


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please click below to link to the Radiological Society of North America, Inc.


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