Exam Details and Preparation

ultrasound-procedureThe following exams require an overnight fast. Please do not eat or drink 8-10 hours prior to the exam

  • Abdomen Complete Ultrasound - Liver, Gallbladder, Biliary System, Pancreas, Kidneys, Spleen, Aorta, and IVC
  • Abdomen Limited Ultrasound - Liver, Gallbladder, Biliary System, Pancreas, Right Kidney
  • Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound - Abdominal Aorta, Iliac Arteries, IVC, and Kidneys
  • Renal Artery Ultrasound - Detailed exam of the Aorta, Kidneys, and their blood supply

The following exams require a full bladder at the time of the exam. Please drink 32 ounces of water one hour prior to the exam.

  • Renal Ultrasound - Nilateral Kidneys, Bladder, Aorta and IVC
  • Pelvic Ultrasound - Uterus and Ovaries
  • First Trimester Obsterical (Must be less than 14 weeks)

The following exams require no preparation.

  • Arterial Legs (ABI's) - ABI's, Segmental Pressures, and Pulse Volume Recording to evaluate for terrestrial vascular disease
  • Carotid Ultrasound - Duplex evaluation of the Common Carotid, Internal Carotid, External Carotid, Vertebral and Subclavian Arteries of the neck.
  • Infant Hip Ultrasound - Bilateral Infant Hips
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound - Varies depending on the area being scan
  • Testicular Ultrasound - Scrotun and testes
  • Thyroid Ultrasound - Thyroid glands and Parathyroid glands
  • Venous Arm Ultrasound - Duplex exam of the upper extremity veins
  • Venous Leg Ultrasound - Duplex exam of the lower extremity veins