White-Wilson Medical Center

How you prepare for an ultrasound depends on the area of the body being scanned. For all ultrasound procedures, you will be asked to remove all jewelry from the area of your body that will be scanned. Below are the instructions to prepare patients for an ultrasound.

NOTE: Patient should take oral medications as per doctor's orders even if prep states "nothing to eat or drink by mouth".

Gallbladder / Liver

Nothing to eat or drink after midnight. Fat free meal the evening prior to exam.

Aorta

Nothing to eat or drink after midnight. Fat free meal the evening prior to exam.

Kidneys

12 oz. of water 1 hour before exam. Do not empty bladder.

Kidneys With Doppler

Nothing to eat or drink after midnight. Fat free meal the evening prior to exam.

Pelvic

Finish drinking 32 oz. of fluid one hour before appointment time, to fill your bladder. DO NOT EMPTY BLADDER.

Pregnancy Complete

Finish drinking 32 oz. of fluid one hour before appointment time, to fill your bladder. DO NOT EMPTY BLADDER.


Abdomen and RUQ

Nothing to eat or drink after midnight. Fat free meal the evening prior to exam.


Transvaginal OB or Non-OB

No prep.