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How does stomach sonogram work? Can you explain what happens?

How does stomach sonogram work? Can you explain what happens?

Abdominal sonography: Simple test with gel and transducer allows the technologist to see inside your body using sound waves. It shows up on a screen. Interpretation of the images is key here. They use this to look at your liver, aorta, kidneys, spleen, pancreas and gallbladder and biliary tree. ...Read more

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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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Pain on right side of abdomen(between hip&ribs) for years, getting worse. Yellow stool at times, upset stomach. Colonoscopy &sonogram&ct scan negative?

Pain on right side of abdomen(between hip&ribs) for years, getting worse. Yellow stool at times, upset stomach. Colonoscopy &sonogram&ct scan negative?

Difficult to say: The right sided pain could have many causes. The length of time suggests this is not a life-threatening problem. Without review of previous studies, it is difficult to offer specific advice. Questions include, could this be recurring kidney stones, chronic intra abdominal abscess or spiegeleisen hernia? ...Read more

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What is commonly found on an abdominal sonogram?

What is commonly found on an abdominal sonogram?

Solid organs: Abdominal ultrasound evaluates the gallbladder, bile ducts, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, aorta (the main artery), and inferior vena cava (the main vain). Abnormal intrabdominal fluid collections are also seen. The most common abnormalities are gallstones, kidney stones, and cysts of the liver or kidneys. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about abdominal sonogram?

Can you tell me more about abdominal sonogram?

Imaging test: A sonogram or ultrasound uses sound waves to obtain images of the body. There is no radiation and usually no IV contrast. The abdomen ultrasound will evaluate the liver and possibly spleen, pancreas, kidneys, and bile ducts. ...Read more

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Is a low fat dinner recommended the eve prior to having an abdominal sonogram. If so why?

Should fast overnigh: Please follow the instructions from the imaging center or hospital exactly as written. Being properly prepared will increase the likelihood of an technically excellent exam. Imaging of the gallbladder is better with a short (usually overnight, at least 8 and no more than 24 hours) fast. Usually drinking water is encouraged to stay hydrated which may improve kidney images. ...Read more

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Causes of lower right abdominal swelling with inconsistent pain. Sonogram showed nothing wrong?

Causes of lower right abdominal swelling with inconsistent pain. Sonogram showed nothing wrong?

Need CT: If a ultrasound is not helpful, often a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis will better be able to identify if you have a hernia (defect in the abdominal wall fascia) It will also look at your intestines to see if you have an appendicitis or small bowel or colon problem. Sometimes a CT can be better at identifying other pathology such as an ovarian cyst or urachal cyst that would not be seen on US ...Read more

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Can sonogram reveal cancer ? I recently had a sonogram of abdomen. It did not reveal any problems like tumors, etc. But i still feel bad and lost 7 pounds in last 3 days. Could it be that sonogram is just not capable to reveal tumors? Thanks

Can sonogram reveal cancer ? I recently had a sonogram of abdomen. It did not reveal any problems like tumors, etc. But i still feel bad and lost 7 pounds in last 3 days. Could it be that sonogram is just not capable to reveal tumors?

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Abd US cancer: 7lb weight loss in 3 days and "feeling bad" are general symptoms that require further evaluation. You should go see your primary care for further evaluation. In general, an abdominal us is a fairly good test to be able to visualize the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, bile ducts, spleen, and abdominal aorta. However, it not commonly used for cancer detection. Ct scan may be complimentary or better. ...Read more

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