A General Diagnostic Ultrasound provides real-time images of the major organs of the body. This type of Ultrasound may be used to diagnose abdominal aortic aneurysms, renal masses, gallstones, pancreatic masses, liver disease, splenic infections, or common bile duct obstructions.
A General Diagnostic or Cardiovascular Ultrasound can also be used for the following purposes:
How should I prepare?
Please remember to bring your prescription and insurance card with you on the day of your appointment.
You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for your ultrasound exam. You may need to remove all clothing and jewelry in the area to be examined.
You may be asked to wear a gown during the procedure.
Preparation for the procedure will depend on the type of examination you will have. For some scans, your doctor may instruct you not to eat or drink for as many as 12 hours before your appointment. For others, you may be asked to drink up to six glasses of water two hours prior to your exam and avoid urinating so that your bladder is full when the scan begins.