Ultrasound scan

Annual ultrasound is recommended to detect gallbladder mass lesions.

Ultra sound uses sound waves to generate an image for assessment, diagnosis and monitoring of various body parts. It is the same procedure that is used in pregnant women. It is safe, non invasive and completely painless.

You will be asked to lie down and to remove clothes from the area being scanned. Gel will be applied to  allow the scanner’s probe to glide over your skin and helps the sound waves to be transmitted into the body. The probe transmits images on to a screen, which you will be able to see. You will feel nothing apart from coldness of the gel. Scans normally take in the region of 30 minutes.

Reviewed 10/05/12

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