Do I need to prepare for my ultrasound or x-ray?
Pregnancy to 14 weeks / Pelvic & Kidney, Bladder, Prostate ultrasounds – You will need a full bladder. Empty your bladder one hour before the scan and drink 750mLs of water over the next half hour. Do not empty your bladder under after your scan.
Abdominal /Liver & Gallbladder ultrasound – You need to fast (i.e. no food) for 6 hours before the scan. You can drink water, black tea and coffee but no milk, sugar or juice. You can take medication as usual but if you must take your medication with food, you may eat 2 dry crackers.
Abdominal & Pelvic ultrasound – You need to fast (i.e. no food) for 6 hours before the scan and have a full bladder of water.
If you are having an x-ray you do not need to prepare, just turn up with your referral form.