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Ultrasound Preparations

You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for your ultrasound exam. Other preparation depends on the type of examination you will have.

The following tests DO NOT require any preparation:

  • Breast
  • Scrotal
  • Thyroid
  • Transvaginal
  • Vascular

The following tests require preparation:

Abdomen

  • Nothing to eat 8 hours prior to exam
  • Patients may take medications

Abdomen & Abdomen Retro Complete/Limited

  • Nothing to eat 8 hours prior to exam
  • Must have full bladder prior to exam (see drinking instructions below)
  • Patient may take medications

Abdomen Retro Complete/Limited

  • Must have full bladder prior to exam (see drinking instructions below)
  • Patient may take medications

Aorta/AAA

  • Nothing to eat 8 hours prior to exam
  • Patient may have water and may take medications with water

Kidney/Bladder

  • Must have full bladder prior to exam (see drinking instructions below)
  • Patient may take medications

Pelvis Non-OB

  • Must have full bladder prior to exam (see drinking instructions below)
  • Patient may take medications

Pelvis OB

  • Must drink 32 oz of water 45 minutes prior to exam
  • Patient may void (Note: if over 35 weeks, no prep)

Pelvis with Transvaginal

  • Must have full bladder prior to exam (see drinking instructions below)
  • Patient may take medications

Renal Artery with Doppler for Stenosis

  • Evening prior – dinner should be light and consist of clear liquids only (jello, broth, tea), no dairy
  • Nothing to eat or drink for 8 hours prior to exam

Renal/Kidney

  • Must have full bladder prior to exam (see drinking instructions below)
  • Patient may take medications

Drinking instructions

  • 2-6 years old – 8 oz of water 30 minutes prior to exam
  • 6-12 years old - 16 oz of water 30 minutes prior to exam
  • 12-18 years old – 32 oz of water 30 minutes prior to exam
  • 18 years old - 32 oz of water 45 minutes prior to exam. Male patients, 18 years and over, 24 oz of water 45 minutes prior to exam.

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