Overview

How to Prepare for Different Types of Ultrasounds

How to Prepare for Different Types of Ultrasounds

How you prepare for your ultrasound will depend on what type of ultrasound you're having.

Abdominal Ultrasound: Fast after midnight (only in morning) before imaging

Pelvic Ultrasound: You must have a full bladder; drink 32 oz. fluid one hour prior to your appointment.

Renal Ultrasound: Be well hydrated

Paracentesis—Labs: Coagulation (PT, PTT, INR) and platelets within two weeks

Thoracentesis—Labs: Coagulation (PT, PTT, INR) and platelets within two weeks