Ultrasound Preparations

X-RAY PREPARATIONS

GENERAL X-RAY:

  • No preparation required

PREGNANCY RELEASE:

  • I declare to the best of my knowledge that I am not presently pregnant.

ULTRASOUND PREPARATIONS

ABDOMEN ULTRASOUND

  • Eat a fat free dinner the night before your appointment
  • No dairy products or fried foods
  • No carbonated drinks 8 hours before your appointment
  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before
  • DO NOT eat breakfast

OBSTETRICAL ULTRASOUND

  • Obstetrical < 16wks : drink 4-5 glasses (or 2 small bottles) of clear fluids one hour before your appointment time. (water, juice, black coffee or black tea)
  • Obstetrical < 16wks : drink 2 glasses (or 1 small bottles) of clear fluids one hour before your appointment time. (water, juice, black coffee or black tea)

PELVIS ULTRASOUND (ALL TYPES):

  • Drink 4-5 glasses (or 2 small bottles) of clear fluids one hour before your appointment time. (water, juice, black coffee or black tea)​
  • DO NOT VOID - a full bladder is necessary for the examination
  • No fasting necessary

NUCHAL TRANSLUCENCY:

  • Drink 3 glasses (or 1.5 small bottles) of clear fluids one hour before your appointment time. (water, juice, black coffee or black tea)
  • You must bring all the papers from your doctor (blood work requisition, I.P.S screening paper, etc) with you for your appointment

ABDOMEN AND PELVIS ULTRASOUND TOGETHER:

  • Eat a fat free dinner the night before your appointment
  • No dairy products or fried foods
  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before
  • Drink 4-5 glasses (or 2 small bottles) of clear fluids one hour before your appointment time. (water, juice, black coffee or black tea)
  • DO NOT VOID - a full bladder is necessary for the examination

TRANSRECTAL / PROSTATE ULTRASOUND:

  • Purchase a FLEET ENEMA from the pharmacy
  • Self-administer the enema 2 hours before your appointment time.
  • Drink 4-5 glasses (or 2 small bottles) of clear fluids one hour before your appointment time. (water, juice, black coffee or black tea)
  • DO NOT VOID - a full bladder is necessary for the examination

NO PREPARATION IS REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

  • Scrotal / testicular ultrasound
  • Thyroid ultrasound
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound (any type)

VASCULAR PREPARATIONS

RENAL ARTERY DUPLEX

  • Please follow ABDOMEN ULTRASOUND instructions

HOLTER MONITOR:

  • Patients are advised to take a shower the morning of their appointment
  • Holters must be returned to the clinic within 24 hours of removal
  • If holter is not returned on specified date there will be a charge

VASCULAR ULTRASOUND (ALL OTHER TYPES):

  • No preparation required

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY:

  • No caffeinated drinks the morning of the appointment
  • Bring a list of all the medications you are currently taking

EXERCISE STRESS-TEST

  • No caffeinated drinks the morning of the appointment
  • Wear comfortable clothing and running shoes
  • Bring all the medications you are currently taking
  • DO NOT discontinue any medications without first consulting your doctor

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