NEWS & INSIGHTS

Ultrasound

Sep 10 |
  1. ABDOMEN: No eating or drinking (smoking or chewing gum) for 8 hours before your appointment.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. ABDOMEN & LIMITED PELVIC: No eating or drinking (smoking or chewing gum) for 8 hours before your appointment.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. OBSTETRIC (3rd TRIMESTER): Attempt to drink up to 1 litre of water 30 minutes before your appointment. Do not empty your bladder before the examination. You should eat/drink a sweet snack 10 minutes prior to your appointment (i.e., fruit, chocolate bar or bottle of juice/smoothie).
  8. 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.
  9. RENAL ARTERIES & ABDOMINAL AORTA: No eating or drinking for 3 hours before your appointment.
  10. 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.
  11. OTHER: No preparation required for the following exams: Thyroid, Breast, Scrotum, Extremity and Vascular Ultrasound.