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.