Liver Private Ultrasound Scan
Detailed scan of:
- Biliary ducts
- Liver Vasculature
A liver ultrasound scan is a commonly used diagnostic tool for the detection of liver disease and abnormalities. The test uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the liver, which can be used to identify a wide range of issues, including:
- Fatty Liver: An ultrasound scan can detect the presence of excess fat within the liver, which can be a sign of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
- Cirrhosis: An ultrasound scan can detect scarring or nodules within the liver, which can be an indication of cirrhosis, a late-stage liver disease.
- Tumors: An ultrasound scan can detect the presence of tumors within the liver, which can be benign or malignant.
- Blood Flow: An ultrasound scan can also evaluate blood flow within the liver, which can be affected by liver disease.
- Liver Enlargement: Can be sign of pathological conditions.
What are the reasons for a liver scan?
A liver scan may be done to check for diseases such as liver cancer , hepatitis , or cirrhosis . Lesions such as tumors, abscesses, or cysts of the liver or spleen may be seen on a liver scan. A liver scan may be done to assess the condition of the liver and/or spleen after trauma to the abdomen or when there is unexplained pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. Enlargement of the liver or spleen may be seen on a liver scan.
A liver scan may also be used to assess response to therapy for liver disease and/or to monitor the course of liver disease. Portal hypertension (elevated blood pressure within the liver’s circulation) may be detected with a liver scan when more of the radionuclide is absorbed by the spleen rather than the liver.
A liver ultrasound scan may be ordered if a person has symptoms or signs of liver disease, such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), or abnormal liver function tests. It may also be done as part of routine screening or to monitor a known liver condition.
The results of a liver ultrasound scan can show the size, shape, and texture of the liver and other nearby organs. It can also detect abnormalities such as tumors, cysts, or blockages in the liver or bile ducts. The scan may also reveal fluid accumulation in the abdomen (ascites) or other signs of liver disease.
yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice) swelling in the legs, ankles and feet caused by a build-up of fluid (oedema) swelling in your abdomen caused by a build-up of fluid known as ascites. a high temperature and shivering attacks.
Water intake affects the liver stiffness and hemodynamics. No water intake at least one hour prior to liver ultrasound elastography and Doppler sonography is recommended.
Liver problems that can occur include fatty liver disease and cirrhosis. The liver and its cells — as seen through a microscope — change dramatically when a normal liver becomes fatty or cirrhotic. Liver disease doesn't always cause noticeable signs and symptoms.
How long does a liver ultrasound scan take? A: A liver ultrasound scan usually takes between 20 minutes, depending on the complexity of the examination.
- You will be asked be fasting at least 4-6 hours before your abdominal ultrasound scan appointment. ( You are not allowed to drink Tea or Coffee, or eat porridge)
- You must drink at least one litre of water one hour before your appointment.
- If you have diabetes, please eat and drink as usual.
- If you are on medication, please take your medicines on time.
Private Ultrasound Clinic
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