HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY ULTRASOUND?
For many exams no preparation is needed. However, if your abdomen is being evaluated, you may be instructed not to eat or drink for four to eight hours before your exam. For pelvic and first trimester Obstetric exams, you’ll be asked to drink several glasses (32 oz.) of water one hour before your exam and avoid urinating so that your bladder is full during the exam. For kidney exams, plan on drinking 20 oz. of water, finish it one hour before your exam, and do not urinate. For any ultrasound exam, you should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, and you may be asked to change into a robe or gown.