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Nipigon District Memorial Hospital


Abdomen Complete Ultrasound

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Instructions for Preparation

Your physician has requested that you have an ultrasound examination. During the examination a gel will be applied to your skin and an ultrasound probe will be placed on your skin.

Prepare for the examination by -

  1. Avoiding gas producing foods such as beans and carbonated beverages for 24 hours before the examination.
  2. DO NOT eat or drink anything for 12 hours before the examination.
  3. If you are a smoker, DO NOT smoke for 12 hours before your examination.


Please remember that this procedure is a schedule appointment time that has been set aside for you. If you are unable to make the appoinbtment, please notify the department as soon as possible.

Please note that the technologist is not permitted to provide any interpretation of the examination or pictures of the examination.