What is Abdominal Ultrasound Scan?
Ultrasound imaging, scanning or sonography is safe and painless. It helps in the production of images of the internal body using ultrasound waves. It uses a probe to transmit high-frequency sound waves through the gel applied to the skin into the body and collects the reflected sounds. Computerized images of the sound waves show the structure and movement of the internal organs or the flow of blood through the blood vessels. The non-invasive test helps physicians to diagnose and treat various conditions. An abdominal ultrasound produces a picture of the organs in the upper abdomen. It has no known harmful effect on the body. This scan is usually performed with trans-abdominal (on your abdominal) probe.