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Is It Easy To Miss An Aneurysm On Abdominal Ultrasound
NO: Duplex ultrasound is an excellent screening tool for abdominal aortic aneurysm detection. Limitations such as a very large abdomen, overlying bowel gas, or an inexperienced technician can lead to "missing" an aneurysm, but if the aorta can be seen, the test is very accurate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more
If you have an abdominal ultrasound for gallbladder, can it also pick up an aortic abdominal aneurysm?
Standard procedure: The technicians training is focused on producing a quality study, like a photograph in focus. This may include figuring out how to get an image of an area behind a bladder or locating an elusive pancreas or gland. Though they may come to understand some of what is in the picture, their expertise is getting the picture, not recognizing all the stuff in it. The dr is trained to sort out the images. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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I know it's a long list (probably) but what are the main things that an abdominal ultrasound look for/treat?
Treats nothing: Abdominal ultrasound does not treat anything. Using an ultrasound you can look at the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, spleed, kidneys and major blood vessels. They can also be used to look at a fetus in pregnant women. It is the best first test to use when evaluting for gallbladder problems. It does a good job finding masses, cysts or fluid. It doesn't evaluate intestinal problems very well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Solid Organs: An ultrasound of the abdomen is an excellent way of looking at solid-(liver, kidney, uterus, ovaries, spleen) and fluid-filled (gallbladder) organs; "not so much" for hollow ones such as the intestine. A ct scan often provides complimentary and/or corroborating information and is better for some solid organs (pancreas). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A lot: Ultrasound evaluates the liver, gallbladder, spleen, aorta, inferior vena cava, kidneys and pancreas. It can detect fluid in the abdomen and often will demonstrate enlarged lymph nodes. Abnormal bowel loops from crohn's disease, appendicitis, and colonic diverticulitis can also be seen. Best results can be had when the ultrasonographer is given info about what is most suspected clinically. ...Read more
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