What is an ultrasound?

Ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to visualize certain organs and body structures.

Abdominal ultrasound

With abdominal ultrasound, the internal organs of the abdomen area are observed: liver, pancreas, spleen, gallbladder and kidneys, together with the contents of the abdomen (ascitic fluid, etc.), bile ducts and blood vessels

What information does it provide?

The abdominal ultrasound in addition to allowing the diagnosis of the causes of abdominal pain (such as stones in the gallbladder), shows the size of the abdominal organs, the presence of tumors and assesses the damage caused in these organs by an illness.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to questions about this technique

Ultrasound does not entail any risk to health, has no contraindications and is totally painless.

You will be indicated when you are summoned to perform it.

REQUEST INFORMATION WITHOUT COMMITMENT

Aprenda más sobre las enfermedades del hígado

Card image cap
Hepatitis C

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, and in the case of hepatitis C, caused by infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV)

Saber más
Card image cap
Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is an acute inflammatory disease of the liver, caused by infection with hepatitis A virus (VAH).

Saber más
Card image cap
Cryptogenic Hepatitis

It is a liver disease of an inflammatory nature and can develop chronically.

Saber más
Card image cap
Hepatitis E

Hepatitis E is an acute inflammatory disease of the liver that can lead to fulminant hepatitis.

Saber más
Card image cap
Hidden infection by C virus

Up to 30% of patients with cryptogenic hepatitis can be caused by the seronegative hidden infection by hepatitis C virus (HIC).

Saber más
Card image cap
Cholangitis

It is a chronic progressive liver disease that mainly affects women (90% of cases) from the fourth decade of life.

Saber más