Everything You Need To Know About USG Whole Abdomen
Ultrasound Sonography of Whole Abdomen is a non-invasive procedure that creates live pictures of organs present in the entire abdomen including liver, gallbladder, spleen, bile ducts, pancreas and kidneys. It helps to diagnose a wide range of medical issues with the abdomen flawlessly.
Sometimes, x-ray cannot get a view of organs and soft tissues while ultrasound allows the doctor to see abdomen organs and those tissues in the body without the use of any ionizing radiation. The bright side of this test is that it can detect both moderate and fatal conditions.
What’s more, this ultrasound can also examine the blood vessels that open out to some of the organs such as inferior vena cava and aorta. Doctors recommend this test when you feel unusual abdominal pain, repeated vomiting, peculiar liver or kidney function tests, unexplained swelling or infection, pregnancy, stone, prior planning to get any treatment.
How Does USG Whole Abdomen Work?
You don’t need to feel nervous as this is a painless and quick test. Firstly, an ultrasound gel will be applied on your belly and transducer for smooth and gentle movement of the transducer over your belly. The gel will also cut off the air between belly and transducer for better results.
The transducer will be placed over the belly and move all over the belly. The transducer will transmit the sound waves at a high frequency so that it can bounce off the organs like an echo and get back to the transducer. Those bounced waves will be further converted by a computer into a real-time (live) picture to examine the organs.
During examination, you may have to change the position so that the entire area can be covered to look at. In addition, you will have to hold your breath when our health care provider will tell you. This whole test will take less than 25-30 minutes. This test is done for male and females.
Are There Any Types Of USG?
Actually there are various types of ultrasound sonography. Mainly male Lower abdomen USG, Female lower abdomen USG, pregnancy USG, Doppler USG.
Male Lower abdomen USG: it covers the lower section of pelvic and examines bladder, seminal vesicle and prostate.
Female Lower abdomen USG: it covers the lower section of the pelvic in females and examines bladder, ovaries, uterus, cervix and fallopian tube.
Pregnancy USG: it is mostly recommended during the 14th week of pregnancy or in the second trimester to check the baby’s growth and development, to check the abnormalities in the baby, to see if there are multiple pregnancies. It is quite safe for both momma and baby.
Doppler USG: a normal ultrasound gives a view of organs but not of blood flow. Doppler USG is the test which can estimate the movement of the blood through blood vessels.
What Can Be Detected Through Abdomen USG?
Abdominal USG can estimate the size of the organs and their location. The most importantly the routine and fatal conditions such as,
- Abnormal collection of fluid
- Blockages in blood vessels
- Pus collection
- Stones in gallbladder or kidney
- Enlarged organs
- Kidney disease
- Liver cancer
- Pyloric stenosis
- AAA (Abdominal aortic aneurysm)
- Growth of the fetus
In short, it examines the entire abdomen. Among various imaging techniques, it is considered as the safest way to examine the entire abdomen as it gives no exposure to any kind of ionizing radiation.
What Should I Know Before the Test?
It is pretty important to know about the before preparation of the USG to avoid delaying the test and to get the better and accurate results.
- Wear baggy and comfortable clothes
- Try to not wear any accessories or jewelry
- Full your bladder with fluid before an hour of the test like 4-6 glasses
- Fast is recommended for 8-12 hours before the test
- Prepare a list of question you want to ask the our health care provider
- Come fully prepared mentally and physically
Above all, if you have any doubt or query about the test feel free to ask! We have 3D/4D Usg, sonography, and all ultrasound procedures available at concept diagnostics
Not only men but also women, book a test for your abdomen.