Renal Ultrasound

The kidneys are examined by ultrasound to determine their size, shape, and position.  The bladder will also be assessed during this examination.

Preparation:

  • Your bladder must be uncomfortably full for this exam, otherwise the exam may have to be rescheduled! Fluid in the bladder is necessary for this examination.
  • 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.
  • You will receive a reminder call the business day prior to your 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.