Ultrasound Procedures

General Ultrasound Testing

Abdomen

- Eat a fat free dinner the night before your appointment
- No dairy products or fried foods
- No carbonated drinks 12 hours before your appointment
- Nothing to eat or drink for 8 hours prior.
- DO NOT eat breakfast

Abdomen/Pelvic

- Eat a fat free dinner the night before your appointment
- No dairy products or fried foods
- Nothing to eat or drink for 8 hours prior.
- Drink 5 glasses (2 bottles) of clear fluids one hour before your appointment time (water)
- DO NOT VOID – a full bladder is necessary for the examination

Pelvic – Transabdominal

- Drink 5 glasses (2 bottles) of clear fluids one hour before your appointment time (water, juice, black coffee or black tea)
- DO NOT VOID – a full bladder is necessary for the examination
- No fasting necessary

Pelvic- (includes transvaginal)

No preparation required

Transrectal/Prostate

- Purchase a FLEET ENEMA from the pharmacy
- Self-administer the enema 2 hours before your appointment time.
- Drink 4-5 glasses (or 2 small bottles) of clear fluids one hour before your appointment time (water, juice, black coffee or black tea).
- DO NOT VOID – a full bladder is necessary for the examination

Obstetrical (below 16 weeks)

- Drink 5 glasses (2 bottles) of clear fluids one hour before your appointment time (water, juice, black coffee or black tea)

Nuchal Translucency - eFTS

- Drink 3 glasses (or 1.5 small bottles) of clear fluids one hour before your appointment time (water, juice, black coffee or black tea)
- You must bring all the papers from your doctor (blood work, requisition, eFTS screening paper, etc) with you to your appointment, and let the receptionist know your having a Nuchal Translucency done.

*Obstetrical (above 16 weeks)

No preparation required

BPP/Doppler

No preparation required

Breast & Axilla

No preparation required

Testicular

No preparation required

Thyroid

No preparation required

Neck

No preparation required

Inguinal

No preparation required

Other Soft Tissue

No preparation required

Musculoskeletal ultrasound testing

Shoulder

Elbow

Forearm Muscles

Wrists

Hands

Carpal Tunnel

Hip, Hip Join

Thigh

Hamstring

Knee

Calf

Ankle

Foot

Achilles Tendons

Plantar Fascia

Other Musculoskeletal