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What could show up on a liver ultrasound?

What could show up on a liver ultrasound?

Lots of things: Ultrasound is a good way to image the liver for problems without using x-rays. Things that ultrasound picks up include gall bladder problems, masses in the liver, fluid around the liver, and problems with blood flow. It is most commonly used for problems with the gall bladder and biliary tree. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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What can I do to get a low-cost liver ultrasound?

What can I do to get a low-cost liver ultrasound?

See below: I don't know what your range for low cost is. I liver ultrasound is probably a few hundred dollars (probably around $300). Some imaging centers have competitive cash options, ie, non-insurance rates. You may want to call a few places near you to check. ...Read more

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What are all the reasons for having a liver ultrasound?

There are many: But common ones include abdominal pain (in the right upper quadrant where the gallbladder is located) or for evaluation of elevated liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Is black spot normal on a liver ultrasound?

Could be: Might be the gall bladder, hepatic or portal vein. Need to actually see the spot. ...Read more

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Liver ultrasound says that liver enlargement by 1 cm...is it a concern?

Liver ultrasound says that liver enlargement by 1 cm...is it a concern?

No: This is almost certainly normal. I course there is the entire clinical scenario to consider, and the question is best answered by the doctor that ordered the test. ...Read more

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I was wondering are spots on liver ultrasound cancer?

I was wondering are spots on liver ultrasound cancer?

Spots?: Need to see the scan to know what you are seeing. "spots" just doesn't supply enough information for a reasonable answer. You could have seen blood vessels, cysts, or anything. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Do i need a hospital gown for liver ultrasound?

Do i need a hospital gown for liver ultrasound?

Possibly: The technologist needs free access to your abdomen to do the scan. Waistbands and tight fitting clothing get in the way. Plus, they need to put a good amount of ultrasound gel on your skin to do the scan...you don't want to get it all over your clothes! ...Read more

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Will I need a hospital gown for liver ultrasound?

Will I need a hospital gown for liver ultrasound?

Possibly: The technologist needs free access to your abdomen to do the scan. Waistbands and tight fitting clothing get in the way. Plus, they need to put a good amount of ultrasound gel on your skin to do the scan...you don't want to get it all over your clothes! ...Read more

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Could you need a hospital gown for liver ultrasound?

Could you need a hospital gown for liver ultrasound?

Possibly: The sonographer needs free access to your abdomen. Waistbands and tight fitting clothing will get in the way. Plus, they need to put ultrasound gel on your skin to do the scan...you don't want to get it all over your clothes! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more