Abdominal Scans

An abdominal scan can help evaluate the cause of any stomach pain or bloating you may be experiencing. It can help check for several things such as tumours, kidney stones or liver disease. It can also identify any problems that may be occurring in the appendix, bladder, gall bladder, large and small intestines, liver, pancreas, stomach or spleen.

An abdominal scan can also be used to monitor an unborn baby, diagnose a condition or guide a surgeon through certain procedures.

An abdominal scan uses sound waves to produce images of blood flow and structures in the stomach. The ultrasound images that are produced are a useful way of examining tissues, blood vessels and organs and other structures.

If you are experiencing pain in the abdomen, and ultrasound abdominal scan can help detect such problems occurring in the stomach area including cancer, gallstones or hernia issues.

If you are worried and feel you are experiencing abdominal pain or your stomach doesn’t feel quite right, why not call us.

What Happens in The Scan?

At Ultrasound care, it’s our job to ascertain the problem, if there is any, and offer you the right scanning relation to your symptoms at an affordable price without having to wait to see your GP first.

In preparation for your Abdominal Scan, we ask if you could wear loose clothing. Do not eat anything before your scan for 6-8 hours, you may drink water or clear liquids, you should maintain any routine medicine that you are currently taking, also remove any jewellery such as abdominal piercings.

You will be asked to lie down on your back on an examination table; a gel-like substance will then be applied to your skin on and around the stomach area, this gel helps the soundwaves pass through the abdomen more efficiently, removing any pockets of air that may interfere.

We use a wand-like device called a transducer that will send high-frequency sound waves to your body allowing it to pick up a responding signal. The transducer will press very slightly into your abdomen but will not cause you any pain or discomfort.

The abdominal scan should take no longer than approximately 30-45 minutes, once completed you will receive a report for you to take to your GP to follow up on.

A member of our dedicated team here at Ultrasound Care will be more than happy to arrange an appointment for you at your earliest convenience also we are on hand to answer any questions you may have. No referral is needed from your GP as Ultrasound Care is patient-led care.

Please contact us on 0121 507 9901 or email us on info@ultrasound-care.co.uk