A Complete Abdominal Ultrasound
An abdominal ultrasound is a test that is used to see the internal organs in the abdomen, such as the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas. The blood vessels that go to some of these organs, such as the inferior vena cava and the aorta, can also be examined with ultrasound.
Why is it done?
* Doctors request abdominal ultrasounds when they are concerned about symptoms such as abdominal pain, repeated vomiting, abnormal liver function tests, or abdominal swelling. Abdominal ultrasounds can show the size of the organs of the abdomen and help evaluate injuries or diseases of the abdominal organs. Ultrasounds can help determine the following specific conditions abdominal masses, such as tumors, cysts or abscesses
* abnormal fluids in the abdomen
Ultrasound of the liver:
This procedure is effective and is not painful for patients. It is used to identify benign tumors, cirrhosis, gallstones, cancer, cysts.