Abdominal Ultrasound at Peninsula Diagnostic Imaging
Abdominal ultrasound is a painless procedure using sound waves to generate images of the abdominal internal organs and tissues. There is no ionizing radiation or intravenous dye.
The organs identified and evaluated include: liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, pancreas, spleen, kidneys and abdominal aorta.
Indications for abdominal ultrasound include the evaluation of:
How is it performed?
Abdominal ultrasound takes between 30-45 minutes. It involves laying down on a table and having warm gel placed on the abdomen while an ultrasound transducer is moved across the abdomen to generate images of the internal abdominal organs.