Abdomen/Pelvic Ultrasound

Abdominal ultrasound images the organs in the abdominal cavity such as the liver and gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, vessels and ducts.  A pelvic ultrasound uses sound waves to make a picture of the organs and structures in the lower belly (pelvis).

Preparation: Nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to the exam.  Medication may be taken with a small amount of water.  One hour prior to your exam, finish drinking 40 oz. or five glasses of water.  Do Not go to the washroom until after your exam.