Ultrasound

Preparation Steps

 

ABDOMAN ULTRASOUND
• Eat a fat free dinner the night before your appointment
• No dairy products or fried foods
• No carbonated drinks 12 hours before your appointment
• Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before
• Do not eat breakfast

 

PELVIS ULTRASOUND (ALL TYPES)
• Drink 4-5 glasses of water (or 2 small bottles) of clear fluid one hour before your appointment time (water, juice, black coffee or
black tea)
• Do not void – a full bladder is necessary for the examination
• No fasting necessary

 

ABDOMEN AND PELVIS ULTRASOUND TOGETHER
• Eat a fat free dinner the night before your appointment
• No dairy products or fried foods
• Nothing to eat after midnight the night before
• Drink 4-5 glasses of water (or 2 small bottles) of clear fluid one hour
before your appointment time (water, juice, black coffee or
black tea)
• Do not void – a full bladder is necessary for the examination

 

OBSTETRICAL ULTRASOUND
• For less than 12 weeks: drink 4-5 glasses (or 2 small bottles) of clear fluid one hour before your appointment time (water, juice,black coffee or black tea). You must eat breakfast/lunch
• For12-18 weeks: drink 2 glasses (or 1 small bottles) of
clear fluid one hour before your appointment time (water, juice, black coffee or black tea). You must eat breakfast/lunch
• For over 18 weeks: no preparation is required. You may eat
breakfast/lunch

 

NUCHAL TRANSLUCENCY - IPS
Drink 3 glasses (or 1.5 small bottles) of clear fluid one hour before your appointment time (water, juice, black coffee or black tea)
• You must bring all the papers from your doctor (blood work
requisition, i.P.S. Screening paper, etc.) with you for your
appointment

 

PROSTATE-TRANSRECTAL ULTRASOUND
• Purchase a fleet enema from the pharmacy and follow the instructions in the package
• Self administer the enema 2 hours before your appointment time
• Drink 4-5 glasses (or 2 small bottles) of clear fluid one hour before your examination (water, juice, black coffee or black tea)
• Do not void – a full bladder is necessary for the examination

 

NO PREPARATION IS REQUIRED FOR FOLLOWING
• Scrotal/testicular ultrasound
• Thyroid ultrasound
• Musculoskeletal ultrasound (any type)

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