Abdominal ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test which acquires images of the organs and other structures in the upper abdomen. Abdominal ultrasound imaging is performed to evaluate the kidneys, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, and abdominal aorta and other blood vessels in the abdomen.
Ultrasound imaging of the abdomen is used to help diagnose a variety of conditions including abdominal pain or distention, abnormal liver function, enlarged abdominal organ, stones, and an aneurysm in the aorta. Additionally, ultrasound may be used to provide guidance for biopsies.
What you can expect during a abdomen ultrasound:
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