Services Limited Abdominal Wall Ultrasound
An ultrasound is a safe and painless procedure that produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Unlike a complete abdominal ultrasound that produces a picture of the organs and other structures in the upper abdomen (liver, gall bladder, common bile duct, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, upper abdominal aorta and inferior vena cava) a limited abdominal wall ultrasound focuses solely on images of the abdomen wall.
An abdominal wall ultrasound gives a clear picture of soft tissue in the abdominal wall that does not show up well on x-ray images and is often required for patients with chronic abdominal pain or used to clarify the location of an abdominal mass.
Please contact our office for specific instructions on how to prepare for this exam.