Ultrasound (US) imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, is a method of obtaining images from inside the human body through the use of high frequency sound waves. The soundwave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image. No radiation is involved in ultrasound imaging.
Preparation for Ultrasound:
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- Gall Bladder & Adomen: Nothing to eat or drink after midnight and nothing prior to exam.
- Pelvic, Obstetric (Fetal position): 1.5 hours prior to exam, empty bladder (urinate). Start drinking 32 oz. of water. Finish water in 30 minutes. Do not empty bladder until exam is completed.