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