Abdominal Ultrasound in Ottawa

Our expert radiology team in Ottawa uses abdominal ultrasounds to help determine the cause of various conditions, such as stomach pain and kidney stones.

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General Ultrasounds, Ottawa

What is an Abdominal Ultrasound?

An abdominal ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure used to assess the organs and structures in the abdomen. It uses a transducer that sends out ultrasound waves at a frequency too high to be heard. These are converted into an image of the organs or tissues being examined.

Abdominal ultrasounds can help determine the cause of stomach pain, bloating, kidney stones, liver disease, tumors, and many other conditions. Your doctor may recommend this test if you're at risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

A Doppler ultrasound may also be part of your abdominal ultrasound procedure. A Doppler ultrasound is a special technique used to measure the movement of materials in the body, such as blood flow through arteries and veins.

The Abdominal Ultrasound Procedure

The sonographer will position the patient on an exam table and apply a water-based gel to the stomach. This gel helps the transducer make secure contact with the body and eliminates air pockets between the transducer and the skin.

The sonographer uses the transducer to assess and capture images of the abdominal organs.

There is no special care required after an abdominal ultrasound. You may resume your usual diet and activities unless your doctor advises you differently.

  • I enjoy meeting my patients and getting to know their stories. No matter why you need an ultrasound, I and the rest of my team are here to thoroughly assess your examination. Our advanced equipment and qualified expertise mean you get clear, efficient results.
    - Dr. Geoff Doherty

Patient Preparation

Here is what you can expect during each phase of the abdominal ultrasound process, along with details on what to bring with you to your appointment at our clinic in Orléans, Ottawa.

General Ultrasound FAQs

Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about abdominal ultrasounds at Premier Imaging.

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