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Phone: 404-255-8022 | Fax: 404-255-7248
Address: 5780 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30342

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Ultrasound Preparation Instructions

Each of Peachtree Women's Clinic's five Atlanta locations offers state-of-the-art, in-office ultrasound, allowing patients and providers to review images immediately during their appointment.

Please Note: Only the patient and ONE additional person are allowed in the ultrasound room at the time of the Anatomy scan at 20 weeks. The patient's additional person is not permitted in the exam room following the scan.

OB Ultrasound

For OB patients, we offer Nuchal Translucency ultrasounds for genetic screening, anatomy ultrasounds as well as gender and 3-D ultrasounds. If you have an OB ultrasound scheduled, please follow the instructions below.

Preparing for Your Dating Ultrasound (10 Weeks of Pregnancy or Less)

  • Increase your water intake beginning the day before your ultrasound.
  • Please eat a healthy, well-balanced meal 1-2 hours before your appointment.
  • You may empty your bladder and leave a urine specimen prior to your appointment.
  • Usually, the ultrasound is performed vaginally, it is not necessary to shave.

Preparing for Your Nuchal Translucency (NT) Ultrasound

  • Increase your water intake beginning the day before your ultrasound.
  • Please eat a healthy, well-balanced meal 1-2 hours before your appointment.
  • Please do not urinate before your exam. We will collect a urine specimen once your ultrasound is complete.
  • Nuchal translucency testing is usually covered by your insurance but may apply to your deductible. Call your insurance company to check benefits.

**NTD Laboratory (Eurofins) offers a 30-day prompt pay discount. Call 888-683-5227 within 30 days of receiving your bill or EOB to receive the adjusted cost of $125.00. Original cost $360.00**.


Preparing for Your OB Ultrasound (20 Weeks of Pregnancy or More)

  • Increase your water intake beginning the day before your ultrasound.
  • Please eat a healthy, well-balanced meal 1-2 hours before your appointment.
  • You may empty your bladder and leave a urine specimen prior to your appointment.

Printable Prep Instructions


GYN Ultrasound

For GYN patients, we offer in-office ultrasound to image the uterus, ovaries and cervix. Although most GYN ultrasounds are performed vaginally, we offer full-bladder abdominal ultrasound for teens. If you have a GYN ultrasound, please follow the instructions below.

Preparing for Your Routine GYN Ultrasound

  • Increase your water intake beginning the day before your ultrasound.
  • You may empty your bladder and leave a urine specimen prior to your appointment.
  • Usually, the ultrasound is performed vaginally, it is not necessary to shave.

Preparing for Your Full-Bladder Scan

  • Increase your water intake beginning the day before your ultrasound.
  • Drink 32 ounces (about 2 water bottles) two hours before your appointment and try to maintain a full bladder.
  • Do not empty your bladder until the ultrasound exam is complete.

Printable Prep Instructions

Our Metro-Atlanta Offices

Providing excellent care for women in our offices located in Alpharetta, Atlanta Midtown, Atlanta Perimeter, Canton, and Cumming and hospital services at Northside Atlanta, Northside Forsyth and Northside Cherokee.