Ultrasound

Ultrasound Preparation

Breast Ultrasound

  • On the day of the examination do not apply deodorant, body powder or other material on your underarm or around the breasts.
  • Wear clothing that can be removed from the waist up.

Abdominal Ultrasound

  • Do not eat or drink anything for 12 hours prior to your appointment.

Renal/Kidney Ultrasound

  • Do not empty bladder for 3 hours prior to your appointment.

Obstetrical and Pelvic Ultrasound

  • A full bladder is essential for these exams.
  • Do not empty your bladder for 3 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Drink FOUR 8 ounce cups of water 2 hours before your appointment time.
  • Pregnant patients in the last 3 months of pregnancy should arrive with a bladder that feels full but they need not follow the above instructions.

No preparation required for all other exams.


Ultrasound prep