Information for Patients

Ultrasound

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Abdomen

  1. Nothing to eat or drink for six hours prior to the exam time except a small amount of water with routine medications. Changes to this prep will only be allowed due to the priority level requirements.
  2. Patient to void prior to transport to radiology.

Aspiration

  1. Advance scheduling is required for all aspiration exams with ultrasound. Call (804) 828-3180.
  2. Patient should have nothing to eat or drink for eight hours prior to the exam time except a small amount of water with routine medications. Changes to this prep will only be allowed due to the priority level requirements.
  3. Currents lab results for APTT, CBC, PT and PLT.
  4. Patient to void prior to transport to radiology.

Biopsy

  1. Advance scheduling is required for all biopsy exams with ultrasound. Call (804) 828-3180.
  2. Patient should have nothing to eat or drink for eight hours prior to the exam time except a small amount of water with routine medications. Changes to this prep will only be allowed due to the priority level requirements.
  3. Current lab results for APTT, CBC, PT and PLT.
  4. Patient to void prior to transport to radiology.

Catheter Placement, Change or Check

  1. Advance scheduling is required for all catheter exams with ultrasound. Call (804) 828-3180.
  2. Patient should have nothing to eat or drink for eight hours prior to the exam time except a small amount of water with routine medications. Changes to this prep will only be allowed due to the priority level requirements.
  3. Current lab results for APTT, CBC, PT and PLT.
  4. Patient to void prior to transport to radiology.

Cholecystostomy

  1. Patient should have nothing to eat or drink for three hours prior to the exam time except a small amount of water with routine medications. Changes to this prep will only be allowed due to the priority level requirements.
  2. Patient to void prior to transport to radiology.

Ultrasound-guided Drainage

  1. Advance scheduling is required for all drainage exams with ultrasound. Call (804) 828-3180.
  2. Patient should have nothing to eat or drink for eight hours prior to the exam time except a small amount of water with routine medications. Changes to this prep will only be allowed due to the priority level requirements.
  3. Current lab results for APTT, CBC, PT and PLT.
  4. Patient to void prior to transport to radiology.

Pelvis

  1. Patient must have a full bladder. Do not void for four hours prior to the exam time.

Transvaginal

  1. No prep needed.
VCU Department of Radiology Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Medical Center