Preparations

**Please make sure you follow preparations carefully to avoid rescheduling**

X-ray

No preparations required.

Ultrasound

Abdomen Ultrasound:

  • 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 and Pelvis Ultrasound:

  • 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, juice, black coffee or black tea)
  • DO NOT VOID – a full bladder is necessary for the examination

Pelvis ( Transabdominal, or includes Transvaginal) Ultrasound:

  • 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

Obstetrical Ultrasound (Below 16 weeks, Above 16 weeks, and High-Risk):

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

Nuchal Translucency:

  • 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, I.P.S. screening paper, etc) with you to your appointment, and let the receptionist know your having a Nuchal Translucency done.

Transrectal / Prostate Ultrasound:

  • 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 VOIDa full bladder is necessary for the examination

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