Ultrasound studies use high frequency sound waves to provide image information of various soft-tissue parts of the body including the abdomen, pelvic area, neck, legs, breasts, arteries and veins. It provides good diagnostic quality without radiation and involves minimal preparation.
- Power Doppler
- Duplex/Triplex Imaging
- Color Doppler
- Vascular Imaging
ULTRASOUND: ABDOMINAL (gallbladder, pancreas or liver)
1. Do not eat or drink 3 to 4 hours prior to your exam. You may drink water to take any necessary medications.
ULTRASOUND: OB AND PELVIC
1. Pelvis ultrasound is performed transvaginally, unless otherwise indicated, for which no preparation is necessary. If transabdominal study is requested, drink 32 ounces of water 1 hour prior to your exam. Eat normally and do not empty your bladder.
2. For OB ultrasound no preparation is necessary.