Ultrasound Information

Patient Instructions for Ultrasound Exams

General Exam Instructions

  • Bring your insurance ID cards for primary and secondary insurances.
  • Bring photo ID with you to your appointment.
  • You must have prescription from your physician. Your exam cannot be performed without it.
  • You can bring a CD of your favorite music to listen to during your MRI exam.
  • If co-payment is due, it must be paid upon your arrival.
  • Cash, credit card or check is an acceptable form of payment.


Abdominal Ultrasound Preparation (abdomen, kidney and aorta):

  • Nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to your exam
  • If you need to take medication, take it with a small amount of water
  • If you are diabetic, schedule the exam for the first appointment in the morning

Pelvic/Bladder Ultrasound Preparation:

  • Drink 32 ounces of water one hour prior to your exam
  • Do NOT urinate prior to your exam
  • Arrive 15 minutes early to allow the technologist to check if your bladder is full

Scrotal/Thyroid/Color Flow Doppler exams:

  • No preparation required

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