Abdominal Ultrasound

An abdominal ultrasound scan obtains pictures of organs and other structures in the upper abdomen. It is used primarily to assess organs such as the pancreas, liver, the biliary system, spleen, kidneys and abdominal aorta.

Time

Approximately 20-30 minutes.

Preparation

Do not eat or drink for 6 hours prior to the examination. Any prescribed medication may be taken with plain water. Wearing loose fitting, 2 piece clothing would be helpful.

For further information, please refer back to Ultrasound