Ultrasound preparation

Abdominal ultrasound

If you have a morning appointment, you must not have any solid or liquid food after midnight. If you have an afternoon appointment, you must not have any solid or liquid food during the 4 to 6 hours before the test. Most importantly, do not eat anything fatty on the morning of your exam. Also, do not chew gum as this will cause you to inhale air and will result in a poorer quality test*. (YOU CAN TAKE YOUR MEDICATION, BUT WITH AS LITTLE WATER AS POSSIBLE.)

Pelvic ultrasound

Be sure to have a FULL BLADDER when you arrive for your appointment. You must have finished drinking 3 glasses (8 ounces each, for a total of 750 ml) of water or juice 60 minutes before your examination and you must not urinate.

Abdominal and pelvic ultrasound

If you have a morning appointment, you must not have any solid or liquid food after midnight. Do not chew gum. You must have finished drinking three glasses (8 ounces each) of water or juice 60 minutes before the test and must not urinate. Make sure you have a full bladder when you arrive for your appointment.

If you have an afternoon appointment, you must not have any solid or liquid food during the 4 to 6 hours before the test. Do not eat anything fatty on the day of the test. Do not chew gum. You must have finished drinking three glasses (8 ounces each) of water or juice 60 minutes before the test and must not urinate. Make sure you have a full bladder when you arrive for your appointment. (YOU CAN TAKE YOUR MEDICATION, BUT WITH AS LITTLE WATER AS POSSIBLE.)

Musculoskeletal ultrasound, surface ultrasound, other ultrasound

No specific preparation is recommended before the exam.

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