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Upper Abdominal Ultrasound Scan

Upper Abdominal Ultrasound Scan
Price : £190
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Abdominal Ultrasound Scan

An upper abdominal ultrasound involves a detailed investigation to look at the Size, Character, and Shape of :

  • – Kidneys,
  • – Liver,
  • – Gall Bladder,
  • – Spleen,
  • – Biliary Systems
  • – Pancreas.

If you are experiencing any Abdominal or Flank Pain, Bloating, or Discomfort, you can have an upper abdomen scan to check for any underlying conditions. It allows healthcare professionals to detect abnormalities, such as Tumors, Cysts, or Inflammation and Identify any Abnormalities that may be contributing to the Pain.

It is often used to detect conditions such as Fatty Liver Disease, Cirrhosis, and Liver Tumors. Additionally, ultrasound is valuable in assessing the Gallbladder for the presence of Gallstones or Inflammation, also, Abdominal ultrasound can provide images of the Pancreas, helping to identify conditions such as Pancreatitis, Tumors, or Cysts, examine the Kidneys for signs of kidney stones, cysts, tumors, or other abnormalities and assessment of the bladder and its capacity.

You will need to have abdominal scan, If you have:

  • * Abdominal pain, Discomfort, Bloating, Vomiting,
  • * Abnormal liver function tests, Fatty liver, Gallstone, Liver Cirrhosis, Yellow Skin (Jaundice)
  • * Follow up on previous findings such as cysts, gallstones, polyps, kidney stones
  • * Cysts, Polyps, Tumours, Cancers, or Inflammation
  • * Symptoms and conditions such as Inflammatory conditions, such as appendicitis or pancreatitis, Abdominal growths


When I may need an Abdominal Ultrasound Scan

Evaluate Abdominal Organs: An abdominal ultrasound can help assess the condition and function of various organs in the abdomen, including the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, and bladder. Investigate Abdominal Pain: If a person is experiencing unexplained abdominal pain or discomfort, an ultrasound can help identify the cause. Assess Liver and Gallbladder Conditions: An ultrasound can be used to evaluate the size, shape, and texture of the liver. Examine the Pancreas: Abdominal ultrasound can provide images of the pancreas, helping to identify conditions such as pancreatitis, tumors, or cysts. Evaluate Kidneys and Bladder: The ultrasound can be used to examine the kidneys for signs of kidney stones, cysts, tumors, or other abnormalities. It also allows for the assessment of the bladder and its capacity.

When will I receive my scan results?

You will get verbal results from the sonographer at the end of the examination. The formal report and scan pictures will be sent to your email and you will receive the report’s link on your phone within 24 hours or sooner if it is urgent. You can share your report and pictures with your healthcare professional if needed.

What happens during an abdominal ultrasound scan?

Before starting the scan, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to lie on your back and expose your upper abdomen. A small amount of water-based gel will be applied to your skin. The gel could be a bit cold and cause some discomfort. This gel will help the transducer to make good contact with the skin surface. The ultrasound probe will be placed on the body surface and will be moved in different directions over the area of interest in your Tommy to obtain the required information and ultrasound images. There is usually no discomfort from pressure as the probe as otherwise known, is pressed against the area being examined. However, if scanning is performed over an area of tenderness, you may feel pressure or minor discomfort. Once the ultrasound imaging is completed, the water-based ultrasound gel will be wiped off your skin. The sonography gel does not usually stain or discolor clothing. This ultrasound scanning is typically completed within 30 minutes. After an ultrasound examination, you should be able to resume your normal activities immediately.

Why might a healthcare provider recommend an abdominal ultrasound?

An abdominal ultrasound may be recommended to investigate abdominal pain, swelling, or abnormal findings from blood tests. It is also used to evaluate organs for conditions such as gallstones, liver disease, kidney problems, and abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Is an abdominal ultrasound painful?

No, an abdominal ultrasound is generally not painful. The procedure involves applying a gel to the skin and using a handheld device (transducer) to transmit sound waves through the abdominal area. It is a non-invasive and well-tolerated imaging technique.

Can an abdominal ultrasound detect cancer?

While an abdominal ultrasound can identify changes in organs that may be indicative of cancer, it is not the primary tool for cancer diagnosis. Further imaging or tests, such as biopsies, may be recommended if cancer is suspected.

Are there any risks associated with an abdominal ultrasound?

Abdominal ultrasound is considered a safe and non-invasive procedure with no known risks. It does not use ionizing radiation, making it a preferred imaging method for certain populations, including pregnant women.

Can an abdominal ultrasound be performed during pregnancy?

Yes, abdominal ultrasound is often used during pregnancy to monitor the health and development of the fetus. The procedure is considered safe for both the pregnant woman and the baby.

How my private ultrasound scan can accelerate proceeding my case in NHS ?

Following the private ultrasound scan in phoenix ultrasound clinic, you can expect to receive your results within 24 hours. Subsequently, you can efficiently share these results with your General Practitioner (GP) or NHS healthcare team. This streamlined process facilitates the continuation of ongoing treatments or the initiation of new ones.

When will I get the results?

You will receive your results verbally immediately after the scan. Following the appointment, the sonographer will review the images and prepare a written report within 24 hours, with any recommended actions. The report and images will be sent to you, allowing you to discuss the findings with your doctor or physiotherapist if necessary.


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