Ultrasound: Patient Information

Appointment Details

  • Appointment is required to book the test

If you are booking a fasting examination and you are diabetic, we require you to inform the booking clerk when making your appointment. We will then book your exam early in the morning.

  • Patient must bring their requisition and health card
  • If late for your appointment you will be rebooked

What do I need to do to prepare?

  • ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND

    Nothing to eat or drink after midnight. Do not chew gum the morning of the study.

  • ABDOMINAL AND * PELVIC ULTRASOUND (combined)

    Nothing to eat after midnight. Do not chew gum the morning of the study.
    Drink 5 large glasses of water (1 litre) to be finished one (1) hour prior to the examination.
    DO NOT EMPTY YOUR BLADDER.

  • PELVIC OR OBSTETRICAL ULTRASOUND OR IPS ULTRASOUND (Part I)

    Drink 5 large glasses of water (1 litre) to be finished one (1) hour before the examination.
    DO NOT EMPTY YOUR BLADDER.

    * A female pelvic exam may require a transvaginal study for optimum diagnostic results.

  • THYROID, SCROTUM, BREAST

    No preparation

  • SMALL PARTS (EXTREMITY) ULTRASOUND

    No preparation

  • VASCULAR ULTRASOUND

    Portal Vein - nothing to eat or drink after midnight. Do not chew gum the morning of the study
    All other vascular studies - no preparation - wear a loose two-piece outfit.