Renal Ultrasound Appointment Preparation

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.
  • 1 ½ hours prior to your exam we want you to completely empty your bladder. This is the last time you will be able to go to the washroom before your exam. 
  • Immediately after you go to the washroom start drinking 3 eight ounce glasses (24 ounces in total) of clear liquid finishing 1 hour before your appointment (it should take you 30 minutes to drink your liquid).
  • You are then going to hold your bladder until your appointment. If you are painfully full, please speak to the booking desk and they will give you further instructions. 
  • Please report to the Ultrasound check-in 15 minutes before your appointment time. 
  • You will receive a reminder call 2 days prior to your exam. This call comes from the hospital call center but please note your appointment is still here at Phoenix Medical Imaging.

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 Ext.1 

Hours

Ultrasounds

M-Th 7:45am — 4:00pm
F 7:45am — 2:00pm

General X-Rays

M-Th 8:00am — 4:00pm
F 8:00am — 2:00pm

Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and all statutory holidays.