Ultrasound Prep

Below please find the instructions for how to prepare for your ultrasound examination. For all studies, please be sure to arrive 15-20 minutes before your scheduled appointment with your referral from your doctor or we may be unable to perform your test.

Ultrasound Abdomen / Ultrasound Aorta / Ultrasound Appendix / Ultrasound Kidney Renal Artery: 

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your procedure – including chewing gum (which causes gas bubbles that will “cloud” your exam).
  • You may brush your teeth.
  • Please continue to take your medication(s) as prescribed (it is ok to swallow medication with a small amount of water).

Ultrasound Pelvis (male or female) / Ultrasound Bladder / Ultrasound Kidneys Complete:

  • Patient must drink 32 OZ of water 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to appointment time, finish drinking within 15 minutes, and hold. Do not empty your bladder until the Technologist advises you.
  • Patient may eat; fasting is not required.

Ultrasound Pregnancy / Ultrasound Transabdominal:

  • Patient must drink 20 OZ of water 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to appointment time, finish drinking within 15 minutes, and hold. Do not empty your bladder until the Technologist advises you.
  • Patient may eat; fasting is not required.