General Ultrasound

Description

Ultrasound is a safe and non-invasive medical imaging modality. It uses high frequency sound waves to capture images of targeted areas of body organs and structures, including the fetus during pregnancy. Ultrasound imaging is a useful tool for physicians to evaluate symptoms such as pain, swelling, infections and other abnormalities. 

How to Prepare

ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND

Do not eat 6 hours prior to the exam time. Clear fluids intake are allowed. Please take your home medications as prescribed by your physician.

ABDOMINAL AND PELVIC COMBINED

Do not eat 6 hours prior to the exam time. Drink up to 1 liter (32oz) of water 1 hour prior to your appointment time. Do not empty your bladder until the exam is completed. If necessary, you may partially empty bladder. Note: If you are beyond 28 weeks pregnant, you do not have to fill your bladder.

PELVIC AND OBSTETRICS

Drink up to 1 liter (32oz) of water 1 hour prior to your appointment time. Do not empty your bladder until the exam is completed. If necessary, you may partially empty bladder. Note: If you are beyond 28 weeks pregnant, you do not have to fill your bladder.

For all general ultrasound exams other than specified above, there is no special exam preparation required.