Preparation Before Ultrasound Examination

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Oct 05, 2013
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Preparation before ultrasound examination

  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes for the ultrasound examination.
  • Other preparation depends on the type of examination you will have.
  • For some type of scans, you have to be on an empty stomach and may be instructed not to eat or drink for 12 hours prior to appointment.
  • Generally, a full urinary bladder is necessary for a proper ultrasound examination.
  • It is advisable to drink up to six glasses of water, two hours prior to your exam.
  • Avoid urinating so that your bladder is full when the scan begins.

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Very nice blog, Dr.Reeja

You have deftly articulated on the types of Ultrasound and its uses. Ultrasound is used in several areas such as diagnostics, pregnancy, medical procedures and therapeutic applications. It has been particularly helpful in the field of Obstetrics because it's non-invasive and doesn't use radiation, making it safer for the fetus.

sangkoo

how does the ultrasound observe the flow of blood and bone density?

shanons90

ok but how is ultrasound used in bats?!?!? xoxo

jodiex

this sounds so bad but atleast we have ultra-sound we need it to help this world xxxxx my

If I am to have a KUB ultrasound am I not allowed to eat anytime before the procedure?

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