Preparing for your Ultrasound

  • Not all ultrasound screenings require preparation. If your scan is NOT listed below, there is no action that needs to be taken prior to exam. If your exam IS listed, please take note of the following instructions:
        • Abdomen & Abdominal Aorta –  No eating, drinking, chewing, or smoking after midnight the night before the exam OR a minimum of 8 HOURS prior to exam. If medically necessary, medications may be taken with a small sip of water.
        • Renal & Bladder – Hydration is recommended
        • Pelvic – One to two hours prior to your exam, drink 32 ounces of water. Please have a FULL BLADDER (do not empty your bladder before your exam). 
        • Breast – Bring last mammogram or ultrasound report with you (if available). If breastfeeding, please nurse/pump at least 1 hour prior to exam. 
        • Obstetric FIRST TRIMESTER – Please have a full bladder (do not empty bladder prior to your exam).