Please remember your referral slip, and bring any previous diagnoses and images with you, if possible.
The patient is positioned as needed, depending on the region to be imaged. For an examination of the abdomen, for example, the patient typically lies on the back. The physician applies water-based gel to the skin. By moving and angling the ultrasonic probe on the skin, the physician can observe the desired organs and tissues from different directions.
Preparation for the exam
No preparation is generally required for sonography. You should fast before an exam of the abdomen.