(Note: Abdomen and Pelvic sonograms done at the same time have different instructions.)
This test will examine your gallbladder, liver, kidneys, spleen, pancreas, and aorta using sound waves. There are no known health risks from using these sound waves to make images.
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight until after the exam is completed the following morning. We cannot adequately visualize the gallbladder after you have eaten. You may take medication with a small amount of water. If you must take your medication with food and cannot wait until after your exam, please call us for instructions at 940-766-8694.
- If you are scheduled for an Upper GI following your sonogram, your stomach must be completely empty. In this case, do not eat or drink anything after midnight until after the exam is completed the following morning, and do not take any medication.
- An ultrasonographer will make a set of images for the Radiologist. A Radiologist is a medical doctor that specializes in imaging tests. A gel will be applied to your abdomen and the ultrasound transducer will be rubbed on your skin.
- The Radiologist will interpret your images and a report will be sent to your doctor. You will receive the report from your doctor.