Preparation Instructions for Ultrasonography

Study

Preparation Instructions

Abdomen complete (includes aorta, kidneys, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, spleen)

Nothing by mouth after midnight with nonfat dinner the night before study. If scheduled for afternoon, clear liquid breakfast, then nothing by mouth for 6 to 8 hours. Allergy medication may be taken

Abdomen limited (gallbladder, RUQ)

Nothing by mouth after midnight with nonfat dinner the night before study. If scheduled for afternoon, clear liquid breakfast, then nothing by mouth for 6 to 8 hours. Allergy medication may be taken.

Bladder/Pelvis

Void, then drink 32 to 36 oz of water beginning 90 minutes before the study and consumed in the first 40 minutes of this time frame. Do not void again before test.

Abdominal Aorta

No pain medication 48 hours before the study. No food, drink, or medications after midnight . (Consult your physician before discontinuing medication.)

Arterial Inflow–Bilateral

Nothing by mouth after midnight following nonfat dinner the night before. If scheduled in afternoon, nothing by mouth 6 to 8 hours prior to study.

Breast/Breast Aspiration

Previous mammography films required.

Prostate

Arrive 30 minutes before appointment for enema.

 

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