General Vascular Ultrasound Preparation

Most vascular ultrasound procedures do not require advance preparation. The exceptions are listed below:

For any study, if your doctor gave you an order, please bring it with you.

Abdominal Vascular Ultrasound

(Liver, spleen, gallbladder, kidneys, pancreas, abdominal aorta, biliary system — exam time: 30 min; visit time about 1-1/2 hours)

  • Adults: Do not eat or drink eight hours before exam.
  • Children: Do not eat or drink four hours before study, or skip one meal.
  • Take medications with a small sip of water.
  • If you are diabetic, please take your insulin.

Aortic, Iliac Vena Cava or Renal Artery Stenosis Vascular Ultrasound

  • Do not eat or drink for six hours before your exam. Take any medications with a sip of water.

Why choose the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center for an ultrasound study?

The S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center provides a full range of advanced imaging, both radiology and cardiology, as well as interventional radiology and interventional tumor (oncology) treatments to the greater Los Angeles area, including Beverly Hills, Encino, Mid-Cities, Sherman Oaks, Silver Lake, Studio City, Toluca Lake and West Hollywood.