|Alenka Višnar-Perović, MD, MSc, specialist in radiology|
|Bojana Černelč, MD, specialist in internal medicine and specialist in radiology|
|Mateja Ogulin, MD, specialist in radiology|
Bojana Černelč, MD, specialist in internal medicine and specialist in radiology
Mateja Ogulin, MD, specialist in radiology
The ultrasound scan of the abdomen and abdominal organs is painless and harmless.
The ultrasound scan checks the health of organs, detects the reasons of pain in the abdomen, monitors the development of diseases and checks the effects of treatment. It is also recommendable as a preventive examination that checks the condition of the abdominal organs and timely detects possible abnormalities.
The examination provides the final diagnosis or helps us choose the most appropriate further diagnostic methods.
The ultrasound scan of the abdomen examines the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, pancreas, adrenal gland, urinary system, womb, ovaries, prostate, gastrointestinal system walls, blood vessel walls, detects the presence of loose fluid in the abdomen…
Preparation for examination
Patients must have an empty stomach (no food for 6 – 8 hours).
They must be well hydrated. They may drink water or herbal tea without sugar.
They must have a full urinary bladder.
The patients must avoid gas build-up in the intestines, so they are advised to consume easily digestible food a day before the examination and to defecate on the day of the examination (possibly with the help of a rectal suppository).