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The ultrasound or sonogram of the abdomen is used to visualize various organs in the abdominal region. Ultrasound imaging of the abdomen uses sound waves to produce pictures of the structures within the upper abdomen. It is used to help diagnose pain or distention (enlargement) and evaluate the kidneys, liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas, spleen and abdominal aorta.
What happens during the exam?
The patient lies on a table with the abdominal area exposed. The sonographer (technologist who performs the exam) will put a warm water-based gel on the skin surface. The gel helps to transmit the sound waves by excluding air. An instrument called a transducer, which is about the size of a microphone, will be moved over the skin surface by the sonographer.
How do I prepare for this test?
Please do not eat solid foods or drink anything but water or apple juice for six to eight hours before the exam. Routine medications may be taken. If you are diabetic consult with your doctor.
How long will it take?
About twenty minutes.
Will it hurt?
This exam is painless.
How will I learn the results?
You may call your doctor to discuss the results.
Ultrasound of the Abdomen
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