SUNRIDGE DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING P. 403.568.7676

For Our Patients

There are a number of things you should do in preparation for your appointment. Look at the list below, and select the treatment you are seeking to see the best way you can prepare for a successful appointment.

Bladder only, Pelvic, or Pregnancy Ultrasound (Less than 25 weeks)

  • Empty bladder 1.5 hrs prior to your exam.
  • Begin filling your bladder immediately after voiding by drinking 3-4 (8 ounce) glasses of water/juice and be finished drinking the fluids by 1 hour prior to your exam time.
  • Do not smoke for at least 2 hours prior to the exam.
  • You may eat normally prior to the exam.
  • Do not empty your bladder until after the exam is completed. This exam requires a comfortable but FULL bladder.
  • The optimal time for a pelvic ultrasound is 6-8 days from the first day of your menstrual cycle. This does not apply to urgent/emergent, post-menopausal or pregnant patients.

Pregnancy/Biophysical Profile Ultrasound (Greater than 25 weeks)

  • Empty bladder 1.5 hrs prior to your exam.
  • Begin filling your bladder immediately after voiding by drinking 2 (8 ounce) glasses of water/juice and be finished drinking the fluids by 1 hour prior to your exam time.
  • Do not smoke for at least 2 hours prior to the exam.
  • You may eat normally prior to the exam.
  • Do not empty your bladder until after the exam is completed.
  • This exam requires a comfortable but FULL bladder. If you are greater than 34 weeks, a full bladder is not necessary.

Abdomen Ultrasound

  • Do not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum for 8 hours prior to your appointment.
  • If you must take medication, please do so with a small amount of water only.

Combination Abdomen and Pelvis Ultrasound

  • Do not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum for 8 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Empty bladder 1.5 hrs prior to your exam.
  • Begin filling your bladder immediately after voiding by drinking 3-4 (8 ounce) glasses of water only and be finished drinking the water by 1 hour prior to your exam time.
  • Do not empty your bladder until after the exam is completed. This exam requires a comfortable but FULL bladder.

Kidneys and Bladder

  • Do not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum for 8 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Empty bladder 1.5 hrs prior to your exam.
  • Begin filling your bladder immediately after voiding by drinking 3-4 (8 ounce) glasses of water only and be finished drinking the water by 1 hour prior to your exam time.
  • Do not empty your bladder until after the exam is completed. This exam requires a comfortable but FULL bladder.