Obstetric Ultrasound (Routine)

This type of ultrasound is used during pregnancy.  Ultrasound scans are a safe and noninvasive way to examine the fetus.  Measurements are taken for the assessment of gestational age, size and growth of the fetus.  A full anatomic assessment is made during this exam.  You may request photos prior to this exam and you will be allowed to view the screen.

Preparation:

  • Your bladder must be uncomfortably full for this exam, otherwise the exam may be non-diagnostic and will need to be rescheduled!  Fluid in the bladder optimizes images of the desired anatomy because we use the bladder as an imaging window.
  • No voiding (going to the bathroom) for 1 ½ hours prior to your exam.
  • Starting 1 ½   hours prior to your exam, drink 4 eight ounce glasses (32 ounces in total) of clear liquid finishing 1 hour before your appointment (it should take you 30 minutes to drink your liquid).
  • Please report to the Ultrasound check-in 15 minutes before your appointment time.
  • At the request of the patient, one other ADULT may observe part of an obstetrical scan.
  • You will receive a reminder call the business day prior to your exam.

Pictures are $5.00 cash per set.  Please make the request at the beginning of the exam.

NOTE: We charge $50.00 for missed appointments or for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice.

IF THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT CLEAR, PLEASE CALL US AT 250-563-0635 Local 222

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PLEASE NOTE: CHILD CARE IS NOT AVAILABLE IN THE IMAGING DEPARTMENT.
Please make alternate arrangements for any small children (not being scanned) or your appointment may be cancelled resulting in a $50 charge.