Instructions and Information for Procedures / Tests  

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Procedure Name: Abdomen Ultrasound


Department Responsible for performing Procedure:
Ultrasound

Department Contact Information:
(770) 991-8183

Where to Report:
Please enter at the Outpatient Entrance and go to Outpatient Registration 30 - 45 minutes prior to your scheduled procedure. You will be directed to the Radiology Department waiting room, then will be escorted to Ultrasound.

What to Bring:
- Physician Order
- Any forms from your physician relating to this visit
- Your insurance / Medicaid / Medicare card
- Driver's License / Photo Identification
- List of current medications along with the dosages and times taken, including over-the-counter drugs and herbals
- A list of all of your allergies
- Please check with your insurance carrier for any authorization requirements.
- Any films or reports from relevant studies not performed at Southern Regional.


Patient Instructions:
- Do not eat or drink for 8 hours before the exam.
- Please read the Procedure Information for additional instructions and information.
- Please follow any other specific instructions given to you by your doctor.

Procedure Information:
Ultrasound is the use of sound waves to create a picture of the area being examined.  This exam evaluates the areas of your abdomen to include your liver, gallbladder, kidneys, and spleen.


Additional Information:
The doctor's office or the patient may schedule appointments. You must have this sheet or a written order from your doctor with his/her signature in order to schedule or have an exam done. To schedule an appointment you may call (770) 991-8144 (Centralized Scheduling). Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please be aware that if you are not on time or properly prepped for your exam that you may be rescheduled for the next available appointment.

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