Ultrasound Preparation

  • Abdomen Ultrasound (kidneys, gallbladder, biliary ducts, liver, pancreas): Do not eat, drink, chew gum or smoke 8 hours prior to the exam. A small sip of water may be taken with essential medication.

  • Bladder/Renal Ultrasound: There are no food or medication restrictions. A full bladder is required. Therefore, ninety minutes prior to the exam, please drink 48 ounces of water over a 60-minute period of time. 

  • Pelvic Ultrasound (Male/Female): There are no food or medication restrictions. A full bladder is required. Therefore, thirty minutes prior to the exam, please drink 24 ounces of water. 

  • Other regions: No restrictions or specific preparation.

  • Personal items, such as jewelry should be left at home.

  • Please print, sign, and bring completed forms with you or you may complete forms online.

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.

  • Bring your prescription and insurance card, photo ID, along with relevant studies/reports not done by PDC.

  • Dress comfortably, with loose, easy to remove clothing, should you have to change into a gown.