To look into the abdominal solid organs, – liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and bladder.


  • Evaluation of causes of abdominal pain / symptoms
  • Diagnose or treatment of ascites
  • Look for stones in the gallbladder or kidney

Preparation for procedure:

  • Fasting for at least 8 hrs prior scan (No food/drinks)
  • For ultrasound kidneys / bladder, you may need a full bladder
  • Take medication with small sips of water
  • For diabetic patient, insulin is allowed

How the test is performed:

  • Ultrasound machine makes images of organs and structures inside the body by sending out high frequency sounds waves that reflect off body structure, unlike X-ray/ CT scans, this test does not expose you to ionizing radiation.
  • You may feel a little discomfort, the conducting gel may feel a little cold and wet.