Ultrasounds

Below you can find a complete list of the ultrasound examinations performed at the LabAurelia, and the related information to get prepared for the exam.

Esami ecografici:

  • Pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound
    PREPARATION: the exam can be carried out in any day of the month. One hour before the exam, the patient has to drink one liter of water in maximum 20 minutes. The exam cannot be carried out if the patient’s bladder is empty. Follicular monitoring
  • Obstetric and morphological ultrasound
    PREPARATION: Up to the 12th week, the patient has to drink 3 glasses of water one hour before taking the exam. From the 12th week on, the bladder should not be prepared (do not drink). Morphological ultrasound must be carried out between the 20th and 24th week
  • Bladder ultrasound
    PREPARATION:  One hour before the exam, the patient has to drink one liter of water in maximum 20 minutes. The exam cannot be carried out if the patient’s bladder is empty.
  • Transrectal prostatic ultrasound
    PREPARATION:  One hour before the exam, the patient has to drink one liter of water in maximum 20 minutes. The exam cannot be carried out if the patient’s bladder is empty.
  • Liver ultrasound
    PREPARATION: The patient must avoid to eat fruits, vegetables, cheese, tomatoes and legumes the day before the exam. Meat, fish, eggs and farinaceous products are allowed. The patient must be fasting for at least 8 hours before taking the exam (only water or tea are allowed). Those patients who have undergone cholecystectomy should not observe fasting.
  • Pancreatic ultrasound
    PREPARATION: The patient must avoid to eat fruits, vegetables, cheese, tomatoes and legumes the day before the exam. Meat, fish, eggs and farinaceous products are allowed.
  • Renal ultrasound
    PREPARATION: he patient must avoid to eat fruits, vegetables, cheese, tomatoes and legumes the day before the exam. Meat, fish, eggs and farinaceous products are allowed.
  • Splenic ultrasound
    PREPARATION: The patient must avoid to eat fruits, vegetables, cheese, tomatoes and legumes the day before the exam. Meat, fish, eggs and farinaceous products are allowed.
  • Abdominal aorta ultrasound
    PREPARATION: IThe patient must avoid to eat fruits, vegetables, cheese, tomatoes and legumes the day before the exam. Meat, fish, eggs and farinaceous products are allowed.
  • Color Doppler ultrasound of epiaortic vessels
  • Color Doppler ultrasound of upper and lower limbs
  • Color Doppler ultrasound of abdominal aorta
  • ertebral Color Doppler ultrasound

Preparation for abdominal vascular exams: the patient must be fasting for at least 6/8 hours before taking the exam: only water or tea are allowed. We recommend our patients not to eat legumes, some vegetables (peas, onions) the day before the exam. In case of marked bloating, we suggest our patients to take 2 tablets of antiflatulent (vegetable carbon) after each meal, in the days before the exam.

No preparation is required for the following ultrasounds:

  • Breast ultrasound
  • Thyroid ultrasound
  • Testicular ultrasound
  • Joints ultrasound
  • Soft parts ultrasound
  • Flowmetry