Abdominal ultrasound

Ultrasound (sonography) is an imaging method for examining sensitive tissues and organs.

One advantage of using ultrasound as opposed to X-rays is the harmlessness of the sound waves that are used.

When do I need abdominal ultrasound? 

  • suspicious laboratory results, for differential diagnostics
  • abdominal pain
  • certain diseases (e.g. virus infections)
  • family history of e.g. liver and kidney cysts
  • immune deficiency
  • liver function disorders
  • kidney pain
  • difficulty peeing (pain, retention of urine)
  • metabolic disorders
  • Overweight / underweight
  • digestion problems

Abdominal ultrasound allows the detection of

  • inflammations of the abdomen
  • bladder, gall and kidney stones
  • vascular malformation (aortic aneurysm)
  • retention and congestion of urine
  • malformations
  • organ function disorders (e.g. concerning intestinal transport)
  • organ abnormalities (e.g. diverticula, cysts, tumors, metastases)
  • wateriness

Your benefits

Sonographies allow early detection and treatment of diseases.