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USG/ ULTRASOUND ABDOMEN

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WHEN IS USG ABDOMEN PRESCRIBED


  • Find cause of abdomen pain
  • Inflammation and gall stones in gall bladder
  • Look for enlarged spleen
  • Liver disorders with complaints of jaundice, cirrhosis and fatty liver
  • Pancreatic disorders
  • Kidney and gall bladder look for stones, tumours
  • Look for fluid inside the abdomen
  • Pregnant females
  • Routine health check-up

TECHNOLOGY USED IN USG ABDOMEN


Ultrasound is a type of imaging. It uses high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body. Health care professionals use it to view the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, liver, and other organs. During pregnancy, doctors use ultrasound to view the foetus. Unlike x-rays, ultrasound does not expose you to radiation


HOW IS USG ABDOMEN TEST PERFORMED


During an ultrasound test, you lie on a table. A special technician or doctor moves a device called a transducer over part of your body. The transducer sends out sound waves, which bounce off the tissues inside your body. The transducer also captures the waves that bounce back. The ultrasound machine creates images from the sound waves.


WHY IS USG ABDOMEN TEST DONE


  • Help to monitor the growth of an unborn child, and check for abnormalities. An ultrasound scan is routine for pregnant women
  • Detect abnormalities of heart structures such as the heart valves. (An ultrasound scan of the heart is called an echocardiogram.)
  • Help to diagnose problems of the liver, gallbladder (such as gallstones), pancreas, thyroid gland, lymph nodes, ovaries, testes, kidneys, bladder and breast. For example, it can help to determine if an abnormal lump in one of these organs is a solid tumour or a fluid-filled cyst
  • Detect abnormal widening of blood vessels (aneurysms)

USG ABDOMEN TEST RISKS


No known side-effects


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