Pregnancy, Kidneys and Bladder Ultrasound Prep

  • Eat meals – DO NOT FAST!
  • Drink 20 ounces of water one hour and 15 minutes prior to the time of your appointment. All of the liquid is to be in your system one hour before your appointment so that your bladder will be full.
  • DO NOT EMPTY your bladder until your procedure has been completed or you have spoken with a technologist. If, for whatever reason, you are unable to maintain a full bladder, please call for further instructions.
  • We request that you arrive at all facilities 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment for patient information. We take pride in keeping on schedule, but emergencies do happen occasionally.
  • The average time for your procedure to be completed is approximately 30 minutes to one hour depending on the kind of examination. The technologist will perform the procedure and a radiologist will occasionally perform the scan as well. All results of all examinations will be given to you by your referring doctor. Results cannot be given to you by the technologist.