Preparation for Ultrasound Scans

Abdominal Scans

You will be required to have an empty stomach for this examination. This means you need to fast for at least 6 hours before you scan. A small amount of clear fluid is allowed.

Please take any prescribed medication as normal.

  • Morning appointment: Fast overnight from 10pm the previous night.
  • Afternoon appointment: You can have a light breakfast.

Early morning appointments available for diabetic patients. Please inform secretary at time of booking.

Pelvic Scan

Preparation instruction for pelvic scans will be given at the time of booking.

No preparation required for:

  • Thyroid scan
  • All paediatric scans
  • Neck scan
  • Scrotal scan
  • Soft tissue scan
  • MSK scan