What is an Abdomen Ultrasound?
An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. It is also known as sonography.
Abdominal ultrasound is a type of imaging test used to look at organs in the abdomen, including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys.
An abdominal ultrasound can help your doctor evaluate the cause of stomach pain or bloating. It can help check for kidney stones, liver disease, tumors, and many other conditions. Your doctor may recommend that you have an abdominal ultrasound if you are at risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Preparing For Your Abdominal Ultrasound
- No food or drink (8) eight hours before your scan.
- You may wear your own clothing, such as jogging, leggings, or sweat pants, as long as there are no metal fasteners, zippers, buttons, etc. Hospital gowns are available.
- Jewelry and other accessories should be left at home, if possible, or removed prior to the scan.
Walk-in Patients: Please be sure to bring the signed order from your physician requesting the examination and your insurance card.
How Soon Will Scan Results Be Available?
Your images are reviewed, and results interpreted by one of our qualified doctors who specializes in reading images (radiologist). The Radiologist will prepare a report, which is electronically sent to your doctor as soon as available, usually within 24-48 hours.
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