Abdominal Ultrasound Instructions For Piedmont Hospital Out Patient Diagnostic Center


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Please report to the office 5 minutes before the time of your examination.

To prepare for the Abdominal Ultrasound:

Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the evening before the test.

Stay away from gas producing foods and carbonated drinks 24-48 hours before the test.

During the exam:

Most of the examination will be performed while you are lying on your back or side. Non- staining ultrasound gel will be applied to your skin and wiped off afterwards.

There is absolutely NO pain involved.

After the examination:

The examination can take from 10 minutes to 45 minutes. You will be completely comfortable during the examination.

After the examination the stenographer who performed the exam will give the picture to your doctor, who will review them. The nurse will contact you regarding the results within 48 hours.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 404-355-1690.