Full Abdomen Ultrasound Scan

This scan investigates organs located in your upper and lower abdomen.




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We aim to book you for a scan within 3 days, or 14 days for certain scans.

What is it for?

To investigate symptoms associated with your abdominal organs.

Full Abdomen Ultrasound Scan Overview

This scan assesses organs such as the pancreas, aorta, liver, gallbladder, spleen, kidneys, bladder and prostate (if you are a male).

Why Consider This Scan?

Most patients choose this scan due to abdominal discomfort or urinary tract problems.

Organs Examined Include:

  • Liver: Checked for fatty liver, cirrhosis, tumours, or cysts.
  • Gall Bladder and Biliary System: Assessed for gallstones or other pathologies.
  • Pancreas: Evaluated for blockages, obstructions, masses or tumours.
  • Spleen: Scanned for enlargement or inflammation, fluid collection, masses, or tumours.
  • Kidneys: Inspected for stones, cysts, tumours or infections.
  • Prostate: Inspected for enlargement, masses or tumours.
  • Abdominal Aorta: Checked for dilation or aneurysm.

Full Abdomen Ultrasound Scan

Who is it for?

The full abdominal ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic scan that generates images of major organs such as the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, aorta, kidneys, bladder and prostate. It helps identify conditions such as fatty liver, tumours, gallstones, kidney stones, prostate enlargement and other abnormalities.

What can Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound Scan Tell You ?

This scan may be helpful if you are experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion, acid reflux or heartburn
  • Appetite changes
  • Upper abdominal fullness or swelling
  • Pain radiating to the back or shoulder
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Jaundice
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Painful urination
  • Blood in urine
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections

How to Prepare for the Scan?

Our medical team will provide specific instructions for your scan. However, here are some general things you need to do:

You may be asked to avoid eating or drinking for 6 hours before the test to ensure clear visibility of abdominal organs. You can drink clear fluids.

What to Expect During the Scan?

Before the scan, an ultrasonographer may discuss the procedure, ensuring you understand the process and answer any questions. Once in the examination room, you'll be asked to lie on the examination table. A special ultrasound gel will be applied to the upper abdominal area. This gel ensures better contact between the skin and the ultrasound probe, allowing for clear images.

Not sure which scan you need?

If you are uncertain about which scan you require or are unable to locate the specific scan you are searching for, do not hesitate to consult our doctor. They will take into account your medical records, symptoms, and other relevant factors to suggest the most appropriate scan for you.

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