NEWS & INSIGHTS

Ultrasound

Sep 10 |

ABDOMEN: No eating or drinking (smoking or chewing gum) for 8 hours before your appointment.

PELVIC: You must completely drink 34 oz (or 1 litre) of water 1 hour before your appointment. Do not empty your bladder before the examination.

ABDOMEN & PELVIC: No eating or drinking for 8 hours before your appointment. HOWEVER, you must completely drink 34 oz (or 1 litre) of water 1 hour before your appointment. Do not empty your bladder before the examination.

FETAL GROWTH FOLLOW-UP & BIOPHYSICAL PROFILE: Patients should eat/drink a sweet snack 10 minutes prior to their appointment (i.e. fruit, chocolate bar or bottle of juice/smoothie).

OBSTETRIC (1st + 2nd TRIMESTER): You must completely drink 34 oz (or 1 litre) of water 1 hour before your appointment. Do not empty your bladder before the examination.

OBSTETRIC (3rd TRIMESTER): Attempt to drink 34 oz (or 1 litre) of water 30 minutes before your appointment. Do not empty your bladder before the examination. Patients should eat or drink something sweet 10 minutes prior to their appointment if possible (i.e., chocolate bar, fruit, juice, etc.).

PROSTATE (TRANSRECTAL): Use a Fleet enema 2 hours before the examination (kit may be purchased at your pharmacy). You must completely drink 34 oz (or 1 litre) of water 1 hour before your appointment. Do not empty your bladder before the examination.

RENAL & ABDOMINAL AORTA: No eating or drinking for 3 hours before your appointment.

RENAL & BLADDER: No eating for 3 hours before your appointment. Start drinking 34 oz (or 1 litre) of water 1.5 hours before your appointment and finish it 1 hour before your appointment. Do not empty your bladder before the examination.

OTHER: No preparation required for the following exams: Thyroid, Breast, Scrotum, Extremity and Vascular Ultrasound.