Note* – Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.

ABDOMINAL AORTIC / RENAL ULTRASOUND – Please Read These Instructions Carefully

You will need to purchase a box of Gas-X tablets and a box of Dulcolax tablets. Take both by mouth as instructed below. You may continue to take all your usual prescribed medications.

Day Prior to Examination Eat Only the Following:

All patients should follow this diet. For patients with diabetes follow this same diet but eat enough to support your blood sugar and normal insulin regime.

DO NOT consume any of the following:

  • Caffeinated beverages such as coffee or tea
  • Carbonated or alcoholic beverages including soft drinks, beer, sparkling water, etc.
  • Dairy or other foods which might produce gas such as corn, beans, cole slaw, etc.
Breakfast
8:00 AM
  • Clear juice (without pulp)
  • Toast without butter. Jelly is ok (no seeds)
10:00 AM
  • Drink at least 12 oz glass or more of water.
Lunch
  • 1 cup boullion soup with crackers
  • 1 chicken or turkey white meat sandwich (no butter, mayonnaise, lettuce, etc.)
  • 1/2 glass clear apple or clear grape juice
  • 1 serving plain gelatin (no cream, fruit, etc.)
  • Drink 1 full 12 oz glass or more of water
2:00 PM
  • Drink 1 full 12 oz glass or more of water
4:00 PM
  • Drink 1 full 12 oz glass or more of water
Dinner
  • 1 cup bouillon soup with crackers
  • 1 serving plain gelatin (no cream, fruit, etc.)
  • 1 glass clear apple or clear grape juice
7:00 PM
  • Drink 1 full 12 oz glass or more of water

TAKE THE DULCOLAX TABLETS BY MOUTH AT 8:00 PM THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR TEST. BE SURE TO EAT DINNER BEFORE TAKING THE DULCOLAX, AS THIS MEDICATION IS A LAXATIVE USED TO CLEANSE YOUR COLON.

Day of Examination
6:00 AM
  • Drink water or clear juice
  • Take 1 Gas-X tablet by month.
  • DO NOT eat solid food until after your examination.

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Patients with diabetes ONLY:

If you are not comfortable fasting, please limit yourself to one piece of plain toast, 1 cup of any kind of juice and 1/2 cup coffee or tea. If you are in doubt, please follow your diabetic care plan. If you are diabetic please take your medication.

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  • This procedure takes approximately 2 hours. For your comfort we recommend that you use the bathroom prior to the start of the study so that no interruptions occur.
  • The sonographer will interview you regarding pertinent clinical information related to your study.
  • You will be provided with a gown prior to the study.
  • The results of the test will be interpreted by our cardiovascular specialist and forwarded to your referring physician. We suggest you contact your physician in three working days for your results and recommendations.
  • Please continue to take all medications as prescribed.

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT

Scheduling and performing this test requires your commitment and cooperation. Once you have committed to a test date and time, it is extremely important that you keep your appointment. If you do find that you can not keep it, we request that you call us at least 24 hours in advance to cancel. It is also important that you be on time for your appointment.

IMPORTANT: If you do not show up for your appointment and you do not cancel with the office staff at least 24 hours in advance, you will be charged $100.00 for the appointment time reserved for you. You will be required to leave an imprint of your credit card for $100.00 to cover the cost of your appointment time in addition to the coordination of personnel to perform this test. This will be returned to you when you arrive for your appointment or if a 24 hour cancellation notice is received. It will be processed only if you fail to cancel 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment or if you do not show up for your appointment.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For your convenience and comfort,
your test will be held in our office at:

1800 Sullivan Ave, Suite 207
Daly City, CA 94015

If you have any questions, please call our office at: 650-992-0463