TAMPERE, FINLAND INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PATIENT
ULTRASOUND EXAMINATION OF THE UPPER ABDOMEN
Examination date You have an appointment for the ultrasound examination of the upper ab-
The examination will be
carried out in: /___/ HATANPÄÄ HOSPITAL, Imaging Unit
Address: Hatanpäänkatu 24, 3390 Tampere
Tel. (03) 5657 3512
/___/ KAUPPI HOSPITAL, Imaging Unit
Address: Parantolankatu 6, 33500 Tampere
Tel. (03) 5657 3651
Please register in the imaging office 15 minutes before the examination.
Should the appointment time not be suitable for you, please, call the Imag-
In case of non-utilization or non-cancellation of an examination appointment,
a fee of 31,50 euros will be collected from a person having reached the age
Examination The ultrasound examination is carried out by a radiologist who moves a sen-
sor on the skin. The examination takes about 30 minutes and it is painless.
Preparation The aim of the preparation is to keep the gall bladder as stretched as possi-
ble and the alimentary canal as empty as possible to avoid intestinal gases
and contents impeding the examination.
Before the examination you have to stay
6 hours without EATING and
2 hours without DRINKING
On the day of the examination, you must not drink any carbonated bever-
ages or chew any bubblegum to avoid intestinal gases.
As to your regular medicines, you can take them with a small quantity
Should you have a disease requiring special diet, such as diabetes, discuss
your diet with the doctor or the nurse of your treating unit.
After the examination After the examination, you can eat and drink normally and continue working
The statement of the radiologist will be transmitted to your treating doctor.
Our hospital is a university hospital, and students of various levels of the
health care system take part in patients’ examinations. You have the possi-
bility to refuse students’ presence on your personal examination.
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