Pelvic Ultrasound

  • Two hours before the exam, you may empty your bladder (if needed).CT_Seal
  • Drink 36 oz. of liquid (water, juice, decaffeinated coffee or tea – no soda, caffeinated beverages or milk).
  • Finish the 36 oz. one hour before the exam time (This will allow your body to process the fluids and fill your bladder).
  • Do not use the bathroom. Your bladder must be very full for the exam. The exam only takes 5-10 minutes and then you may empty your bladder.

Fetal Ultrasound

  • Two hours before the exam you may empty your bladder, if needed.
  • Start drinking liquid (water, juice, decaffeinated coffee or tea – no soda, caffeinated beverages or milk):
    • – 1st or 2nd Trimester: Drink 32-36 oz. of liquid.
    • – 3rd Trimester Drink only 20-24 oz. of liquid.
  • Finish the fluid one (1) hour before the exam time (This will allow your body to process the fluids and fill your bladder).
  • Do not use the bathroom. Your bladder must be very full for this exam. There are only a few images we need with a very full bladder. You may use the bathroom after these images if you are very uncomfortable.

Gall Bladder / Liver

Do not eat or drink anything eight (8) hours before your exam time. (If you are on medication that must be taken, you may take it with a small sip of water)

Extremity, Venous

There is no prep for these exams.