Ultrasound examination of abdominal organs
Ultrasound machine emits special sound waves which bounce from your internal organs and produce an image on the screen of the machine. The applied technology is similar to the sonar technology used by the Marines in detecting an enemy or schools of fish. The frequency of the sound waves is high above the human hearing range, which gave the name of to the technology of ultrasound.
This investigation nicely shows the abdominal organs (liver, gallbladder, pancreas, as well as the large blood vessels of the abdomen, spleen, kidneys, and internal reproductive system in females, or prostate gland and testes in males). The hollow organs, for example stomach and intestines, cannot be seen very well.
It is a safe and harmless examination for the patient. It is performed quickly, painlessly and requires little preparation. 2-3 days prior to the examination it is desirable to consume only food that does not cause bloating and leaves little remains in the intestines. We perform the examination on an empty stomach, which means that you do not eat in the morning, but drink plenty of fluids so that your bladder will be full. You can take all the usual medications.
Basic information about the examination