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Ultrasound Exam Preparation

All examinations are 30 - 60 minutes in duration

Breast Ultrasound

  • On the day of the examination, do not apply deodorant, body powder or other material on your underarms or around the breasts. Wear clothing that can be removed from the waist up, you will be given a gown to wear during the examination.

 Abdominal Ultrasound (including gallbladder, liver, aorta, spleen, pancreas)

  • do not eat or drink from 10 pm the night before until completion of the examination

Renal Ultrasound

  • Start drinking two 8 oz. (250ml) glasses of fluid (16 oz. / 500 ml total) (except milk or carbonated drink) 2 hours prior to exam
  • do not empty your bladder until after the exam
  • children 10 years of age should attempt not to empty bladder 1 hr prior to examination 

Combined Abdominal & Pelvic Scan

  • nothing to eat or drink from 10 pm the night before until completion of the examination plus
  • follow instructions of pelvic scan

 Pelvic or Obstetric Ultrasound

  • a full bladder is essential
  • start drinking four 8 oz. (250ml) glasses of fluid (32 oz. / 1L total) (except milk or carbonated drink) 2 hours prior to exam
  • finish drinking above fluids 1.5 hours prior to exam
  • do not empty your bladder until after the exam
  • patients in the last 8 weeks of pregnancy require only 16oz (500 ml) of fluid 

 All other scans requires no preparation