Abdominal scans are one of the most common private ultrasound examinations as there are many organs within the upper abdominal viscera that can cause discomfort. The abdominal ultrasound scan is able to evaluate the liver, the gallbladder, the pancreas, the kidneysand the spleen and in most cases provide you with an answer regarding the cause of your pain. Other similar terms which are being used to describe the abdominal scan are US abdomen, stomach scan, upper abdominal scan and usg abdomen scan. Abdominal CT and MRI scans are different as they either use radiation or magnetic fields. Ultrasound scan does not require doctreferraleral but CT and MRI do.
The Abdominal ultrasound scan includes evaluation of:
For this private liver and abdominal ultrasound scan you are required to fast for at least 4 hours (if you are diabetic you may have a sugary supplement if needed). Clear fluids, for example, water are allowed. To find out why you need to prepare for an ultrasound scan visit this page on our blog.
Before the abdominal ultrasound scan, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to lie on the examination couch exposed part of your abdomen. We will put a little bit of gel on your skin and a small ultrasound probe will be used to obtain images of your internal organs. During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.
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