Patient Preparation

Many ultrasound exams do not require preparation, although you should wear comfortable, loose clothing and may still be asked to change into a gown for some exams. Some exams will require you to fast or to drink water prior to your scan. Our guidelines include:

  • Drink 32 ounces of non-carbonated liquids one hour prior to your test.
    • Pelvic
    • Renal and bladder
    • OB's under 15 weeks
  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight
    • Abdominal
    • Aorta
    • Right Upper Quadrant or RUQ
    • Renal Doppler