Preparation for research

Preparation for abdominal and/or urinary ultrasound

Before a planned abdominal ultrasound, there are several essential preparatory steps that will help you get precise and accurate results.

  • If your test is scheduled for the morning hour, the last meal allowed should be an easily digestible dinner the day before.
  • If the test takes place in the afternoon or evening, you should remain fasting for at least 6 hours.
  • It is important to come to the examination with a full bladder. We recommend drinking 3 to 5 glasses of water one hour before the test and refraining from urinating (it is acceptable to drink a delicate tea).
  • In order to minimize the risk of possible darkening of the image by intestinal gas, we suggest that the day before the test, over-the-counter preparations containing simethicone should be taken (it reduces the surface tension at the interface between the liquid and gas phases in the gastrointestinal tract).
  • Please take your medical records from previous examinations with you – this is an important source of information for the doctor performing the examination.

Preparation for rectoscopy

Before a planned rectoscopy, there are several important preparatory steps that must be taken into account to ensure the most effective course of the examination.

  • On the eve of rectoscopy, late in the evening, we recommend that you perform a rectal infusion, for example with over-the-counter preparations such as RECTANAL or ENEMA.
  • On the day of the examination, 3 hours before its planned start, it is necessary to perform the rectal infusion again.
  • On the day of rectoscopy, it is allowed to drink fluids, but it is recommended to refrain from eating until the examination is completed.