Preparing for Your Ultrasound


Southeast Colorado Hospital District provides Ultrasound services through Ultra Imaging three times per month. Ultrasound scheduling and testing takes place in the Rural Health Clinic. If you have an Ultrasound order please call (719) 523-6688 to schedule an appointment.

Preparing for your Ultrasound: Most Ultrasound procedures do not require advance preparation. Listed below are the exceptions.

Abdominal Ultrasound and Abdominal Ultrasound with Doppler
(Liver, Spleen, Gallbladder, Kidneys, Pancreas, Abdominal Aorta, Biliary System)

Exam time is 30 minutes. Prep:
Nothing to eat after midnight
Take medications with a small sip of water.
If you are diabetic, please take your insulin.

Pelvic Ultrasound
(Uterus, Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes, Urinary Bladder)

Exam time is 30 minutes. Prep:

Our protocol is to include transvaginal ultrasound for females.
Eat normally.
One hour before your exam, drink 32 to 48 oz of water.
Do not empty your bladder before your exam.

Bladder Ultrasound
For both male and female patients, one hour before your exam, drink 32 o.z. of water

Prostate-Transectal Ultrasound
Two hours before your exam, do a cleansing with a Fleet Enema #1.