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Ultrasound / US

Abdomen:

Nothing to eat or drink after midnight prior to your scheduled appointment.  Medications may be taken with a small amount of water.

Abdomen / Pelvis:

Nothing to eat or drink after midnight. Please drink 32 oz of water 1 hour prior to your scheduled appointment. Do not use the restroom; your bladder must be full.

Kidney:

Nothing to eat or drink after midnight prior to your scheduled appointment.

Pelvis:

Please drink 32 oz of water, (4 or 5 glasses) 1 hour prior to your scheduled appointment. Do not use the restroom; your bladder must be full.

OB (Pregnancy):

Please drink 32 oz of water, (4 or 5 glasses) 1 hour prior to your scheduled appointment. Do not use the restroom; your bladder must be full.

Veins – for DVT (blood clot):

No prior preparation is needed. 

The following Ultrasounds do not require preparation:

  • Carotid
  • Extremity
  • Neck / Head
  • Scrotum
  • Thyroid