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Ultrasonography of the Abdomen

Ultrasound (U.S.) is currently one of the most common methods for diagnosis of celiac disease. Obvious advantages of the method is the speed and ease of implementation and almost complete safety. To date, no adverse effects found on the body of the ultrasonic waves. That is why the U.S. is one of the leading imaging in pregnancy.


Indications for abdominal ultrasound include any pain in the stomach, nausea, belching, bloating, increased in size or changing the shape of the abdomen according to the physical examination and palpation, the suspicion of tumor formation in the abdominal cavity, and so on


Duration abdominal ultrasound typically does not exceed 15-20 minutes. During the examination, the doctor conducting the ultrasound transducer on the skin of the abdomen in different directions to get to the screen as a clear picture of each organ. The quality of the research is entirely dependent on the skill and experience of the doctor-diagnostician.
Ultrasonography of the abdomen evaluate the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, retroperitoneum, lymph nodes and major blood vessels. Note the size of their internal structure, the location, the availability of additional entities, changes and inflammatory lesions.

Prepare for study

Typically, ultrasound of the abdomen done on an empty stomach or after 6-7 hours after the last meal. If a patient has diabetes say a light breakfast (warm tea, the dried white bread).

Patients with increased flatulence doctor may take a survey on the eve of activated carbon or other chelators.