What is an abdominal ultrasound?
Ultrasound, also known as sonography, uses sound waves to produce images of your internal organs and other internal structures. Ultrasound does not require radiation or dyes.
Why has my physician ordered this exam?
Your physician may call for this simple, effective procedure to help with a variety of diagnoses related to the gallbladder, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and spleen, as well as the blood vessels leading to some of those organs.