Abdominal Ultrasound COMPLETE

Imaging Center in Pasadena, CA

What is An Abdominal Ultrasound Complete?

Abdominal ultrasound, also known as abdominal sonography, is a non-invasive medical imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to create real-time images of the internal structures of the abdomen. It is commonly used to visualize various organs, vessels and structures within the abdominal cavity, including the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, and kidneys.

A provider’s referral is required to schedule an Abdominal Ultrasound Complete.

Exam Preparation

How to Prepare for the Abdominal Ultrasound Complete?

The preparation for an abdominal ultrasound can vary based on the specific organs being examined and the reason for the ultrasound. Here are some general guidelines that you might be asked to follow when preparing for an abdominal ultrasound:

Your healthcare provider or Sono Center Medical Group will provide specific instructions on how to prepare for the ultrasound. Make sure to follow these instructions carefully.

Fasting is required 6 hours before your exam. Fasting includes no consumption of any food or drinks including coffee, although water is permitted.

Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that is easy to remove. In some cases, you might be asked to change into a gown provided by us.

Take your regular medications as prescribed, unless your healthcare provider instructs you otherwise.

A provider’s referral is required to schedule any imaging study.
If you do not have a provider referral, Sono Center can assist with scheduling a telehealth consultation for you (independent healthcare provider belonging to an external network). If you have any relevant medical history, previous imaging results, or physician referrals, please bring them with you to the appointment.

Remember that the specific instructions for preparation can vary, so it’s important to follow the guidelines provided by your healthcare provider and Sono Center Medical Group. If you’re uncertain about any aspect of the preparation, don’t hesitate to contact us or your healthcare provider for clarification. If you are experiencing severe pain or discomfort, please contact your healthcare provider immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.

Ultrasound Procedure

What to Expect During Your
Abdomen Ultrasound Procedure?

During an abdominal ultrasound, a handheld device called a transducer is applied to the skin of the abdomen. The transducer emits sound waves that bounce off the internal organs and tissues. These sound waves are then captured by the transducer and converted into visual images by a computer. The resulting images provide valuable information to healthcare professionals about the size, shape, location, and texture of the organs being examined. One of the advantages of abdominal ultrasound is that it does not involve the use of ionizing radiation, making it safe for patients of all ages, including pregnant women.

During an abdominal ultrasound, you will be asked to lie down on an examination table, typically on your back. The procedure includes the following:

Depending on the specific type of ultrasound being performed (such as a pelvic ultrasound or a liver ultrasound), we may ask you to change into a gown. You will need to expose the area of your abdomen that is being examined.
A clear, water-based gel is applied to the skin over the area of your abdomen that will be examined. This gel helps to create a smooth surface and facilitate the transmission of sound waves between the transducer and your skin.
The ultrasound technologist will use a handheld device called a transducer. The transducer emits high-frequency sound waves that are used to create images of the internal structures. The technologist will move the transducer gently across your abdomen. They might press slightly to get a better view of certain organs.
As the transducer is moved over your abdomen, it emits sound waves that bounce off the organs and tissues inside your body. These sound waves are then converted into images on a monitor. The technologist may take images from different angles and positions to capture all the necessary information.
The images obtained during the ultrasound are saved for later review by a radiologist.
Once all the necessary images have been obtained, you may wipe off the gel from your skin. You can then go about your normal activities.
The duration of the ultrasound can vary depending on the specific organs being examined and the complexity of the procedure. Typically, an abdominal ultrasound takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.

After the procedure, the images and findings of your Abdominal Ultrasound will be reviewed by a radiologist, who will generate a report for your healthcare provider. We will share the report with you via a HIPAA compliant email, as well as your healthcare provider. You must follow up with your healthcare provider for a clinical exam based on your concern and to review your results. It is important for you to understand that you may have problems, disease, or abnormalities, but this study may not find them. You may need additional imaging or tests.

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