Abdominal Ultrasound Examination Information

Abdominal Ultrasound Examination Information

Abdominal Ultrasound is a procedure for detecting lesions in the liver, gall bladder, pancreas, kidney, spleen, and other organs.

Examination Method

  • The examination takes approximately 20 minutes. (The time required may vary depending on the observation status.)
  • The patient will be requested to roll up their upper clothing to their chest and lower their pants (or skirt) and undergarments to their lower hip before the examination.
  • A small amount of gel is applied onto the abdomen and a transducer probe is pressed onto different areas of the body to observe the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, pancreas, spleen, bladder, prostate, etc.
  • During the examination, the probe may be pressed firmly against the patient's body, or the patient may be asked to turn in a different direction to facilitate observation.

Examination Preparation

Meal GuideMorning Examinations
・Do not eat breakfast.
・You may drink water or tea.
Afternoon Examinations
・Please take half of your usual breakfast before 9:00 a.m.
(For breakfast, please avoid eggs, milk, and meals with oil.)
・Do not eat lunch. You may drink water or tea.
Medication Guide
・Feel free to continue taking heart disease, high blood pressure, and other essential medications as usual.
・Do not take diabetes medications.
・Please refrain from urinating before the examination as the lower abdominal organs will also be examined.
・Refrain from wearing a one-piece dress (separate upper and lower garments are more convenient).

Exam Day Precautions

  • Dress comfortably and refrain from wearing constricting clothing such as girdles or body suits.
  • Please bring an escort if age is a concerning factor.