Abdomen and Pelvis/Renal Combined

Most commonly used to assess the Aorta, IVC, Pancreas, Liver, Biliary System, Kidneys, Bladder, Spleen, Appendix, 

 Bowel, Uterus, Endometrium, Ovaries, and Adnexa. 


Preparation

* Please do not eat or drink anything (besides water) after midnight on the evening before your exam. (You may continue to take your medications as required). 

* Please drink 3-4 glasses of water 45 minutes - 1 hour before your exam. 

If possible, refrain from emptying your bladder until advised by your sonographer, or until your exam has ended. We understand that this may be uncomfortable, every effort will be made to complete your exam in a timely and convenient manner to reduce the discomfort associated with this preparation.

Transvaginal Ultrasound (as required)

In some instances an endovaginal ultrasound may be required in order to properly document the female pelvic anatomy. Your doctor may request this type of exam initially, or the technologist/radiologist may suggest performing this procedure if it is deemed necessary.

If an endovaginal exam is required, you will be asked to empty your bladder and a specialized transducer will be inserted a short distance into the vagina, additional images will be acquired utilizing this method. (You always reserve the right to refuse this procedure).

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