Ultrasound Exam Instructions
Wake Internal Medicine Consultants covers a vast variety of ultrasound needs. If you are having an aorta, abdomen, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, renal (kidney), or RUQ
It is very important that you DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT. If you must take medication in the morning, you can do so with a small amount of water.
You may brush your teeth in the morning; try not to swallow water.
If you have any questions about your exam or need to reschedule, please call 919-781-7500
****If you are having a Renal (Kidney) ultrasound, in addition to fasting, you will need to drink 20-32 oz of water BEFORE your test time.****
If you are having a bladder or pelvic ultrasound you MUST DRINK 32 ounces of water 1 hour before your exam. You CANNOT GO TO THE BATHROOM, your bladder must be full otherwise your appointment may be delayed or you may have to reschedule your appointment.
All other ultrasounds, including vascular ultrasounds, do not require any preparation.
In the event that you are unable to keep your appointment, please call 919-781-7500 to cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged for your appointment slot.