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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.

If you are having an abdominal scan, you are allowed to have clear fluids such as water and black coffee.

Liver diseases are detectable on and ultrasound, although it depends on the stage and kind of liver disease.

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 There is a lot of outdated information online, some recommend fasting from 8 to 12 hours.

The red and blue colours on the screen during your ultrasound in London indicate the direction of blood flow.

If you do really want a coffee, you can drink a black one with NO milk.

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.

A fatty liver will be significant brighter on ultrasound than a normal liver.

Yes, you can see cirrhosis on ultrasound. The liver becomes coarse, and the capsule becomes irregular.

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. 

No, ultrasound of the abdomen shouldn't be painful.

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.

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.

Yes it does. Gallbladder sludge shows clearly on an abdominal ultrasound scan.

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.

We will provide a full ultrasound report with your results that you will be able to share with your GP or other healthcare professionals.

No. This scan will evaluate the organs of the upper abdomen. Both the abdominal and pelvic or the pelvic scan will show the ovaries.