An examination to diagnose diseases of liver, gallbladder, kidney, spleen and pancreas, which takes about 15 minutes.
Lightly eat before 10 p.m. with liquid diet (white porridge, thin rice gruel) on the day before the examination.
Do not eat anything after dinner until the examination is finished (water, beverages, cigarettes, and all).
On the day of examination, get an ultrasound first if you need to have other tests, such as gastroscopy, colonoscopy, and a urine test.
2. Examination Method
The upper abdominal ultrasonography starts when the patient lying straight is looking at the ceiling. During the examination, the examinee may move, lie on your stomach, or sit up.
The examiner applies jelly to the probe and body before starting the examination.
The jelly is an essential material that removes the air between the probe and the skin, allowing it to adhere and slide smoothly (the jelly is completely harmless to the body, and in most cases, is washed easily even on clothing).
The examiner then presses the probe to fully adhere it to the skin and rubs the areas to be examined.
In order to clearly look at the organs in the upper abdomen, the examinees are required to inhale or expand the stomach so that the diaphragm is lowered and the liver under the diaphragm goes down below the ribs.
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