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.

The physicians at Digestive Healthcare of Georgia are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In the interest of everyone’s health and safety we ask all patients and their guests who have a fever (100° or above), symptoms of a respiratory infection, or who may have traveled to a restricted country or may have been exposed to a person with known COVID-19, the flu or any other communicable disease to reschedule their appointments or procedures. You will not be charged for canceling/rescheduling your appointment. We will be following CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health’s recommendations for screening and management of patients. If you are at all concerned you may have a serious infectious disease, your best course of action is to seek care at your primary care physician’s office or local hospital’s emergency department.

We have implemented a telemedicine visit for our patients who are unable to be in the office for their appointment. Please call our office to schedule a telemedicine visit with your provider.