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Ultrasounds

Key things to remember if you are having an Ultrasound examination:

  • Abdominal and retroperitoneal exams: don’t eat 4-6 hours before your appointment.
  • Bladder and pelvic exams: drink a minimum of 30 ounces of water starting 1 hour before your appointment time.
  • Bladder and pelvic exams: avoid urinating 1 hour before your appointment time.
  • Take your medications as usual, with small sips of water.
  • Arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment.


Ultrasound is a critical and important diagnostic imaging tool used to diagnosis various illnesses and conditions by using ultrasound waves. It is used to image many major organs and soft tissues of the torso and pelvis, the flow of blood throughout the body, and babies as they are developing in their mother womb. Ultrasound exams take about 10 minutes. If you are having multiple ultrasounds it may take about up to 30 minutes to complete the exams.

Arrive one half hour before your scheduled appointment time. If you are having any of the following: abdominal, pelvic and retroperitoneal (organs behind the abdomen), it is important that you do not eat 4 to 6 hours before your exam. If you need to take prescribed medications before your exam, do so with very small sips of water. Ultrasounds of the bladder and pelvis require that you drink at least 30 ounces of water 1 hour prior to your appointment, and avoid urinating 1 hour prior to your appointment as well. This helps to delineate the bladder from other organs in your body while the technologist is scanning.

During the exam the technologist will use a device called a transducer to take the pictures. These devices come in various shapes and designs to maximize the frequency of the ultrasound waves. A very specialized ultrasound gel is applied to the end of the transducer, and this too optimizes the ultrasound signal. They hold the device in one hand, placing the device on the body part being examined, moving it around to get the best angle to demonstrate the organ or anatomical structures and use their other hand to take the pictures.

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