Rural Ultrasound Services
Preparation: Unless otherwise advised, please continue to take your medications as usual. If you are diabetic, please advice us at the time of booking
as fasting may be required. Scans requiring fasting will be given Morning appointments where possible.
Abdomen: (Also referred to as Liver scan, Gallbladder scan, RUQ scan)
Nothing to eat or drink for 6 hours. However can drink water. Examination time 20 mins.
Renal: ( Also referred to as KUB scan, Bladder scan, Prostate scan)
Nothing to eat for 3 hours. Drink 800 ml of water finished 1 hr before your appointment time and do not empty bladder. Examination time 15 mins.
Doppler studies Aorta & Renal Arteries: ( Also referred to as Renal Doppler Study, Abdominal Doppler)
Fast for 8 hours, Can drink water. Just for renal arteries also drink 800 ml of water finished 1 hr before your appointment time and do not empty.
Pelvis & All Pregnancy U/S - 1st Trimester Dating & Nuchal Assessment, Morphology and 3rd Trimester fetal well being assessment:
Drink 500 ml of water finished 1 hr before your appointment time. and do not empty bladder. Exam time 20 mins.
All other U/S examinations do not require any Preparation.ie-Leg veins for DVT, ,Leg arteries, All musculoskeletal exams, thyroid, scrotum, salivary glands
, Carotid Dopplers, Breast, Lump scans.