1. This test will examine the uterus and ovaries using sound waves. There are no known health risks from using these sound waves to make images.
2. Drink 24 - 36 ounces of water, FINISHING one hour before your appointment time. DO NOT EMPTY YOUR BLADDER. A full bladder is very important to a successful exam. The bladder pushes the bowel out of the way to better visualize the pelvic organs.
3. A ultrasonographer will make a set of images for the Radiologist. A gel will be applied to your abdomen and the ultrasound transducer will be rubbed on your skin. IF YOUR BLADDER IS NOT FULL, the exam may be delayed while you drink more water and wait for your bladder to completely fill or you exam may need to be rescheduled.
4. The Radiologist will interpret your examination and a report will be sent to your doctor. You will receive your report from your doctor.