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Ultrasound (US) Prep

US Abdomen
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • Eat a low fat meal for dinner the night before the exam (chicken, fish, fruits, veggies).
  • Do not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum after midnight the night before your exam.
  • You may take necessary medications with minimal water.
US Abdomen and Pelvis
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • Eat a low fat meal for dinner the night before your exam (chicken, fish, fruits, veggies).
  • Drink 32 oz water 1 hour before your exam, do not empty bladder before exam.
  • Don't eat anything after midnight the night before your exam.
US Aorta
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • Do not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum after midnight the night before your exam.
  • You may take necessary medications with minimal water.
US Arterial Lower Extremity
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • No preparation.
US Breast
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • No deodorant or body powder.
US Breast Core Biopsy
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • Eat a light meal 30 minutes before your exam.
  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Do not take aspirin or other blood thinners for 3 days prior to the exam.
  • Stop taking Coumadin.
US Carotid
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • No preparation.
US Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • Eat a light meal 30 minutes before your exam.
  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Do not take aspirin or other blood thinners for 3 days prior to the exam.
  • Stop taking Coumadin.
US Mesenteric SMA
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke after midnight the night before your exam.
  • You may take necessary medications with minimal water.
US Neonatal Hips
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • No preparation.
US OB
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • Finish drinking 24 oz of water half hour before your exam. DO NOT VOID.
US Paracentesis
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke for four hours prior to your exam.
US Pelvis
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam
  • Finish drinking 32 oz of water one hour before your exam. DO NOT VOID.
US Pyloric Stenosis
  • Do not feed the infant 2 hours before exam.
  • Bring a bottle with you to feed after.
  • Empty tummy desired.
US Renal
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • Do not eat, smoke or chew gum after midnight then night before your exam.
  • Drink 24 oz water half hour before exam. DO NOT VOID.
  • May take necessary medications.
US Renal Artery Doppler
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • Drink 24 oz water 45 min before your exam, may void if needed.
  • Do not eat, smoke or chew gum after midnight the night before exam.
  • You may take necessary medications.
US Shoulder
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • No preparation.
US Small Parts/Extremities
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • No preparation.
US Testicular
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • No preparation.
US Thoracentesis
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke four hours prior to exam.
US Thyroid
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • No preparation.
US Extremity Arterial
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • No preparation.
US Venous
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your exam.
  • No preparation.