PATIENT INFORMATION

ULTRASOUND: PREPARATION PROCEDURES

 

Abdominal Ultrasound Prep:
Morning Exam: Nothing to eat or drink after midnight.
Afternoon Exam: Light breakfast before 8:00am with no dairy products.

Ultrasound Retroperitoneum Prep (Kidneys / Renal):
Morning Exam: Nothing to eat or drink after midnight.
Afternoon Exam: Light breakfast before 8:00am with no dairy products.
One hour before exam, you must drink 16oz of water and do not void.

Pelvic Ultrasound Prep:
2 hours prior to the appointment, you must drink 32oz of any non-carbonated beverage. It needs to be finished 1 hour before exam. Do not void. If scheduled for an A.M. exam drink 16oz of fluid before bedtime the evening before. This can be voided anytime before preparation begins.

Fetal Ultrasound Prep:
Up to 13 weeks: 2 hours prior to exam drink 32 oz of water and retain it. Finish water 1 hour prior to exam time. Do not void.
13 Weeks - 20 Weeks: 2 hours prior to exam drink 8-16oz of water and retain it. Finish water 1 hour prior to exam time. Do not void.
20 Weeks - Term: No prep necessary

Renal Doppler Prep (for hypertension):
Morning Exam: Nothing to eat or drink after midnight.
Afternoon Exam: Light breakfast before 8:00am with no dairy products.


No Preps are need for the following exams:

    Breast Ultrasound
    Carotid Ultrasound
    Thyroid Ultrasound
    Testicular Ultrasound
    Lower Extremity Doppler:
    Segmental Doppler Lower Extremity


Important Things to Remember:

Please arrive for the test metal free in a two piece outfit.

Please arrive for exam 10 minutes early to verify registration information and provide further health information for your exam.

Bring your insurance card, PHOTO ID, Dr.'s orders or referral on the day of your exam.

Bring prior x-rays or scans from other imaging centers with you on the day of your exam, if you are instructed to do so.

Make sure all account balances that are patient responsibility are paid in full.
You can check your account with our billing department by calling (908) 806-2700.
 

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