To evaluate the abdominal organs (liver, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, aorta, kidneys).

How long will this abdominal ultrasound take?

This exam takes up to 30 minutes.

Preparation for an abdominal ultrasound:

Nothing to eat or drink after midnight before the test.


You will be asked to lie on a table where a technologist will apply a gel to your abdomen and move a transducer to various points across your abdomen in order to best demonstrate anatomy. You may be asked to hold your breath for a short time for the images. The technologist may ask you to turn into different positions.

After the abdominal ultrasound:

The radiologist will study your images and dictate a report, which will be sent to your physician within 3-4 business days.