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.

Examination Of The Abdomen

At Alaska Family Sonograms, our, caring, experienced sonographers perform abdominal ultrasound exams with highly trained skill, evaluating the following:

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

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.

Is There Any Preparation For A Renal Ultrasound?

Drink 24 oz of water 45 minutes before your appointment.

What Happens During A Renal Ultrasound?

The sonographer will take pictures of your kidneys and your bladder. Pictures of your bladder will be taken before and after you empty your bladder.

What Happens If You Pee Before An Ultrasound?

If you have emptied your bladder recently before your exam the sonographer will need to wait for your bladder to fill up again before taking pictures of it. This may require you to drink more water.

Do You Need To Fast Before A Renal Ultrasound?

You do not need to fast before a renal ultrasound. The only preparation is to drink 24 oz of water 45 minutes before your appointment

Can The Sonographer Tell You The Results?

The sonographer cannot give you definitive results of the ultrasound. That decision is up to our radiologist, who is the doctor that will view and interpret the images the sonographer takes.

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