Ultrasound for Pedatrics

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Aorta, Abdominal

0-18 Years


No special preparation for this exam.

Bile duct, Gallbladder

0-6 Months NPO 2 hours
6 Mos- 2 Yrs NPO 4 hours
2-18 Years NPO after midnight or minimum of 4 hours

Consider checking GB to see if distended even if NPO requirements not met. If the gallbladder is contracted, then the patient can be rescheduled or the patient can wait the appropriate NPO time.


Urinary Bladder

0-18 Years No special preparation for this exam.

Bladder must be full. Two to three glasses of water, 1 hour prior to the study without voiding prior to the exam.


Carotid Arteries

0-18 Years No special preparation for this exam.


Chest, Chest Wall

0-18 Years No special preparation for this exam.


Head

0-18 Years No special preparation for this exam.


Kidney, Renal

0-18 Years No special preparation for this exam.

Liberal intake of fluids before exam is encouraged.


Liver

0-6 Months NPO 2 hours
6 Mos- 2 Yrs NPO 4 hours
2-18 Years NPO after midnight or minimum of 4 hours

Consider checking GB to see if distended even if NPO requirements not met. If the gallbladder is contracted, then the patient can be rescheduled or the patient can wait the appropriate NPO time.


Pancreas

0-6 Months NPO 2 hours
6 Mos- 2 Yrs NPO 4 hours
2-18 Years NPO after midnight