Upper Abdominal Ultrasound Scan

Upper Abdominal Ultrasound Scan investigates your pancreas, aorta, liver, gallbladder, and spleen health.




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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 upper abdomen.

Upper Abdomen Ultrasound Scan Overview

If you're experiencing abdominal pain or need a thorough examination of your upper abdominal organs, consider an Upper Abdominal Ultrasound Scan.

Why Consider This Scan?

Most patients choose this scan due to abdominal discomfort. It's a diagnostic tool to identify conditions early and prevent them from worsening.

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.
  • Abdominal Aorta: Checked for dilation or aneurysm.

Upper Abdominal Ultrasound Scan

Who is it for?

The upper abdominal ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic tool that generates images of major organs such as the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and spleen. It helps identify conditions such as fatty liver, tumours, gallstones, and more.

What Can This 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

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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