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Your doctor has requested that an ultrasound exam be performed on your pelvis. Please follow these instructions so that we may better serve you.

An ultrasound machine produces a picture of your body using sound waves. A blunt device called a probe is placed on your skin.

  1. You may eat and drink anything you like on the day of your exam.
  2. 2 hours before your scheduled appointment time you should start drinking 1 quart of clear liquid (i.e. soda, water, juice or coffee).
  3. The liquid should be finished 1 hour before the exam.
  4. Once you have started drinking, you should not empty your bladder.
  5. You may experience some discomfort when your bladder fills. Unfortunately, we need you to have a full bladder for this exam.
  6. Report to Radiology approximately 20 minutes before your scheduled time if you have not been contacted by the Admitting Office.
  7. This exam will take approximately 15 minutes if your bladder is full. (It will take longer if we have to wait for your bladder to fill).
  8. Please let the technologist/receptionist know if your bladder feels too full to tolerate. They will try to make you as comfortable as possible.