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
- organ function disorders (e.g. concerning intestinal transport)
- organ abnormalities (e.g. diverticula, cysts, tumors, metastases)
Sonographies allow early detection and treatment of diseases.