What can I eat or drink before an abdominal ultrasound?
Abdominal Ultrasound PreparationEat a low fat dinner on the evening before the examination- (no fried, fatty or greasy foods and no dairy products)Nothing to eat or drink for 12 hours prior to your appointment.If there are medications that you must take, only drink a small amount of water when taking the medications..
Why do you have to fast for an abdominal ultrasound?
Abdomen ultrasound: You will usually need to fast (have nothing to eat or drink) for 8 hours before the examination. This ensures there is no food or fluid covering the area that is to be examined. It also ensures the gall bladder is expanded to provide a clearer image.
What can be detected in an abdominal ultrasound?
An abdominal ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure used to assess the organs and structures within the abdomen. This includes the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, bile ducts, spleen, and abdominal aorta. Ultrasound technology allows quick visualization of the abdominal organs and structures from outside the body.
Can you drink water before an abdominal ultrasound?
You must not eat or drink for eight hours before your exam. Water and taking medication is okay. If ultrasound pelvis is also being done, for female patients, please drink 32 ounces of water one hour before the scan. You can go to the bathroom to relieve yourself, as long as you keep drinking water.