Abdominal /Renal

Safe, Reliable, Experienced Evaluation Of The Abdominal Organs.

In modern medicine today, there are many ways to evaluate symptoms and diagnose health problems, some more effective and appropriate than others. Medical imaging is among the most effective, providing detailed images so that doctors can directly observe internal anatomy and spot structural anomalies inside the body.abdominal ultrasound

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For problems in or related to the abdomen, noninvasive ultrasound imaging is especially useful, and becoming increasingly so.

A Safe, Proven Way To Obtain Detailed Diagnostic Images.

Because it uses sound waves rather than radiation to obtain images — such as with X-rays or CT scans — ultrasound is completely safe for evaluating the organs of the abdomen. It’s also easier than an MRI exam, requiring only a bedside unit that doesn’t involve putting patients into the claustrophobic tunnel of a large, noisy, often frightening machine. In addition, the cost of ultrasound is much lower than MRI, which is why ultrasound’s utilization is increasing and expected to continue expanding as time goes on.

Increasing Diagnostic Reach And Accuracy With Real-Time Images.

Ultrasound is also helpful because it is a real-time exam, which allows us to see the movement of abdominal structures. This enables the sonographer to react, make adjustments and acquire high-quality images from various angles, ensuring a thorough exam.

At Alaska Family Sonograms, our, caring, experienced sonographers perform abdominal and renal ultrasound exams with highly trained skill.

Abdomen Examination

The exam evaluates the following:

  • Gallbladder (gallstones)
  • Hernias
  • Liver
  • Spleen
  • Pancreas
  • Kidneys
  • Great vessels (aorta and inferior vena cava)
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Renal Examination

The exam evaluates the following:

  • Kidneys
  • Urinary bladder

The Expertise And Caring You Deserve.

As with any ultrasound exam, the diagnostic accuracy and reliability of your abdominal ultrasound requires that the study be performed by a skilled and experienced sonography professional. At Alaska Family Sonograms in Anchorage, our sonographers are highly trained and experienced. Moreover, we provide the accuracy, commitment and communication doctors have depended on for more than 15 years.

Abdomen / Renal FAQ

Drink 24 oz. of water 45 minutes before your appointment. If you are unable to drink the full amount that is ok, just drink as much as you comfortably can.

Try and hold off on using the restroom until during your exam. If you cannot hold it then go ahead and use the restroom, preferably not right before your appointment time.

No food or drink 8 hours prior to your appointment. A sip of water to take medication is allowed.

If you drank a good amount of water before your exam your bladder should fill back up relatively quickly. Otherwise we may require you to drink more water to adequately fill your bladder for the exam.

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Renal Ultrasound

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