How do I prepare for my Ultrasound?

Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your Ultrasound appointment. You may be asked to remove clothing and/or jewelry in the area being examined. 

Preparation for your ultrasound exam will depend on the type of exam you are having. For some scans you will be instructed to not to eat or drink for as many as 6 hours before your appointment. Other ultrasound scans you may be asked to completely drink up to 32 ounces of water 1 hour prior to your appointment and avoid urinating to ensure your bladder is full. Your physician and/or the ultrasound department will inform you of any preparation that is necessary for your scan prior to your appointment.