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Abdominal ultrasound

Abdominal ultrasound

Abdominal ultrasound allows you to assess the condition of organs in the abdominal cavity, including: liver, bile ducts, pancreas and kidneys. The examination helps detect various diseases: inflammation of the peritoneum, tumors, cysts, damage after injuries and determine the condition of the urinary system.

Abdominal ultrasound is a test that is worth doing preventively every one or two years. The earlier we report for such an examination, the greater the chance of detecting abnormalities in the initial phase and, consequently, eliminating disease lesions at a very early stage.

Abdominal ultrasound at Mediss Medical Clinic in Gdańsk

Abdominal ultrasound (abdominal ultrasound) is a non-invasive diagnostic test that uses sound waves to create images of organs and structures located in the abdominal cavity. It is one of the most commonly performed diagnostic tests in medicine, which allows for the assessment of the condition of many key internal organs, such as the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, spleen and large blood vessels.

Why is it worth performing an abdominal ultrasound?

Abdominal ultrasound is used to detect and monitor a variety of medical conditions, such as:

  • Liver disease: Ultrasound can detect changes in liver structure such as cirrhosis, tumors, cysts, and fatty liver.
  • Gallbladder diseases: Gallstones, cholecystitis and other pathologies can be easily identified.
  • Pancreatic problems: Ultrasound can help diagnose pancreatitis, cysts, and tumors.
  • Kidney disease: Kidney cysts, kidney stones, and other structural changes can be identified by ultrasound.
  • Diseases of the spleen: Enlargement of the spleen and other pathologies can be detected.
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms: Ultrasound is an effective tool for detecting abdominal aortic aneurysms.

How does an abdominal ultrasound examination work?

An abdominal ultrasound examination is quick, painless and does not require any special preparation. Here’s what a typical test process looks like:

  • Preparation: The patient is asked to lie down on the examination table. In some cases, the patient may be asked not to eat for several hours before the test to minimize the amount of gas in the intestines, which can make it difficult to get clear images.
  • Gel application: A special gel is applied to the skin of the patient’s abdomen to help conduct sound waves.
  • Examination: The doctor places the ultrasound probe against the skin and moves it over the surface of the abdomen, analyzing the images on the monitor. The entire examination usually takes 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Conclusion: After the examination, the patient may be given a towel to wipe the gel and the results of the examination are discussed by the doctor.

Advantages of abdominal ultrasound

Abdominal ultrasound has many advantages that make it the preferred diagnostic method in many cases:

  • Safety: Ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation, which makes it safe for patients of all ages, including pregnant women.
  • Painless: The examination is non-invasive and painless, and does not require anesthesia or convalescence.
  • Accuracy: Ultrasound provides detailed images of internal organs, allowing for an accurate assessment of their condition.
  • Speed: The examination is quick and convenient, and the results are available almost instantly.

Abdominal ultrasound at Mediss Medical Clinic

At Mediss Medical Clinic, we offer the highest quality diagnostic services, including abdominal ultrasonography. Our clinic is equipped with modern ultrasound machines that provide the highest quality of imaging. Our experienced specialists take care of the comfort of patients and the precise conduct of the examination.

Our strengths are:

  • Experienced specialists: Our team consists of highly qualified radiologists and technicians who have many years of experience in ultrasound diagnostics.
  • Modern equipment: We use high-tech ultrasound machines that guarantee high quality images and accurate diagnosis.
  • Individual approach: Each patient is treated individually, taking into account their needs and expectations.
  • Comprehensive care: We offer a full range of ultrasound examinations, which allows for comprehensive diagnostics and monitoring of various diseases.

Preparation for abdominal ultrasound

To ensure the best possible abdominal ultrasound results, we recommend a few simple preparation steps for patients:

  1. Avoiding food: In some cases, especially when the test involves the liver, gallbladder or pancreas, it is recommended that the patient does not eat for about 6 hours before the test.
  2. Drink water: The patient should drink water before the examination to fill the bladder, which can help to get better images, especially when examining the kidneys and bladder.
  3. Medication information: Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking, as some of them may affect the results of the test.

 

Frequently asked questions about abdominal ultrasound:

  • Is an abdominal ultrasound painful?

No, the examination is completely painless. The patient can only feel the gentle pressure of the ultrasound head on the skin of the abdomen.

  • How long does an abdominal ultrasound take?

The examination usually lasts from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the area examined and the complexity of the case.

  • Can I eat before an abdominal ultrasound?

It is recommended to avoid eating for about 6 hours before the test, especially if it involves the liver, gallbladder or pancreas. In some cases, your doctor may be able to give you other guidance.

  • When will I receive the test results?

The results of the abdominal ultrasound examination are available almost immediately. The doctor discusses them with the patient immediately after the examination.

  • Is an abdominal ultrasound safe?

Yes, ultrasonography is a safe test that does not use ionizing radiation. It can be safely performed even on pregnant women and children.

 

Summary

Abdominal ultrasonography is an invaluable diagnostic tool that allows for an accurate assessment of the condition of internal organs. At Mediss Medical Clinic, we offer modern abdominal ultrasound examinations, which are performed using the latest technologies and by experienced specialists. We care about the comfort and safety of our patients, providing them with the highest quality of medical care.

If you have any symptoms suggesting problems with the abdominal organs, do not hesitate and make an appointment for an ultrasound examination at Mediss Medical Clinic. Our team is ready to provide you with professional care and help you recover quickly.

 

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doc. Michał Joskowski

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Service Price
Abdominal ultrasound 200 zł
Ultrasound of the urinary system with assessment of residual urine 250 zl

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