Abdominal ultrasound is a type of imaging test used to look at organs in the upper abdomen, including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys. The blood vessels that lead to some of these organs, such as the inferior vena cava (IVC), aorta and portal vein, are also examined during your abdominal ultrasound scan in London.
- 1 What can an abdominal ultrasound detect?
- 2 Can I drink water before an abdominal ultrasound?
- 3 Can liver disease be detected on an abdominal ultrasound?
- 4 Is fasting required for an abdominal ultrasound?
- 5 What does red mean on an abdominal ultrasound?
- 6 Can I have coffee before an ultrasound?
- 7 What happens if you eat and drink before an abdominal ultrasound?
- 8 What does fatty liver look on ultrasound?
- 9 Can you see cirrhosis on an ultrasound?
- 10 Can you see gastritis on an ultrasound?
- 11 Will it hurt?
- 12 Where can i get an ultrasound in London without doctors referral?
- 13 How much are private abdominal scans?
- 14 Does gallbladder sludge show up on ultrasound?
- 15 Is it easy to book an abdominal ultrasound appointment?
- 16 What happens after the examination?
- 17 Will an abdominal Ultrasound show ovaries?
What can an abdominal ultrasound detect?
An abdominal ultrasound can help your doctor evaluate the cause of stomach pain or bloating. It can help check for kidney stones, liver disease, tumours and many other conditions. Your doctor may also recommend that you have an abdominal ultrasound if you're at risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Can I drink water before an abdominal ultrasound?
If you are having an abdominal scan, you are allowed to have clear fluids such as water and black coffee.
Can liver disease be detected on an abdominal ultrasound?
Liver diseases are detectable on and ultrasound, although it depends on the stage and kind of liver disease.
Is fasting required for an abdominal ultrasound?
If you are having an abdominal ultrasound, you are required to fast for at least 4 hours. There is a lot of outdated information online, some recommend fasting from 8 to 12 hours.
What does red mean on an abdominal ultrasound?
The red and blue colours on the screen during your ultrasound in London indicate the direction of blood flow.
Can I have coffee before an ultrasound?
If you do really want a coffee, you can drink a black one with NO milk.
What happens if you eat and drink before an abdominal ultrasound?
If you eat and drink before an ultrasound, you will create an excess amount of abdominal gas that might obscure some abdominal organs. Your gallbladder will also empty to help digest food and will not be easily seen during the test.
What does fatty liver look on ultrasound?
A fatty liver will be significant brighter on ultrasound than a normal liver.
Can you see cirrhosis on an ultrasound?
Yes, you can see cirrhosis on ultrasound. The liver becomes coarse, and the capsule becomes irregular.
Can you see gastritis on an ultrasound?
If you suffer from abdominal pain, an ultrasound scan will be used to exclude the pathology of other abdominal organs. If gastritis is suspected your doctor might refer you for an endoscopy.
Will it hurt?
No, ultrasound of the abdomen shouldn't be painful.
Where can i get an ultrasound in London without doctors referral?
If you are looking for ultrasound scanning in London, International Ultrasound Services is located a few minutes walk from Notting Hill Gate station and offer abdominal ultrasounds without the need of a doctor's referral.
How much are private abdominal scans?
The cost of private abdominal ultrasound scans varies depending on the location and the clinic. At International Ultrasound Services, the cost of abdominal ultrasound is starting from £139.
Does gallbladder sludge show up on ultrasound?
Yes it does. Gallbladder sludge shows clearly on an abdominal ultrasound scan.
Is it easy to book an abdominal ultrasound appointment?
Booking an appointment is simple. We should be able to arrange an appointment at a convenient time for you. Same-day appointments might also be available if you need your scan results quickly.
What happens after the examination?
We will provide a full ultrasound report with your results that you will be able to share with your GP or other healthcare professionals.