Liver and Gallbladder Ultrasound Scan

An effective way to diagnose gallstones and other liver conditions.




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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 liver and gallbladder.

Liver and Gallbladder Ultrasound Scan

A liver and gallbladder ultrasound scan is a painless and non-invasive medical imaging test that uses sound waves to produce images of the liver and gallbladder.

This scan can help you to identify:

  • Gallstones
  • The functional tissue of the liver
  • Liver disease, such as cirrhosis and other
  • Signs of inflammation
  • Signs of infection
  • Lumps, masses, and tumours
  • Fatty liver

Liver and Gallbladder ultrasound scan

Who is it for?

The scan is typically recommended for people with liver or gallbladder disease symptoms, such as pain in the upper right abdomen, jaundice, or nausea. It may also be ordered as a screening test for people at risk of liver disease, such as those with diabetes, obesity or alcohol-related liver problems.

What can this scan tell you

  • Assessment of abdominal pain, which could be related to issues in the liver or gallbladder

  • Detection of gallstones or other abnormalities in the gallbladder

  • Assessment of yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), which can be related to liver or gallbladder dysfunction.

  • Assessment and diagnosis of biliary tract obstructions such as common bile duct stones, tumours or strictures.

  • Detection of benign and malignant tumours in the liver or gallbladder

  • Assessment of the function of the liver (cirrhosis, fatty liver disease, hepatitis, liver tumours).

  • Monitoring chronic liver diseases such as hepatitis or cirrhosis

  • Check the liver and gallbladder's size, shape, and overall structure.

  • Assessment and monitoring of abnormal lesions, cysts or haemangiomas in the liver.

  • Assessment when blood tests indicate abnormal liver function

  • Assessment of the liver in patients with a history of alcohol or drug abuse

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:

It is important to avoid eating or drinking for 6 hours before the test to ensure clear visibility of the gallbladder and a successful scan. You can drink clear fluids.

What to Expect During the Scan?

The ultrasound scan is a painless and non-invasive procedure that takes 15-30 minutes. You will lie on your back, and a small amount of water-based gel will be applied to the areas of your abdomen.

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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