If you’re having abdominal pain or experience problems like pain in your right ribcage, it could be a problem with your gallbladder or other abdominal organs. At EloRose Diagnostic Ultrasound LLC, the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registered technicians, led by Jillian Rogers, RDMS, offer abdominal ultrasounds in a safe, clean, and convenient place. Abdomen ultrasounds in the Eau Claire, Wisconsin, office are 40-60% less expensive than in hospitals and clinics, and no referral is required. Same-day and next-day visits are available, so call the office or make your appointment online now
A complete abdominal ultrasound uses sound waves to create images of the organs and structures inside your abdomen, including:
Complete abdominal ultrasounds can identify problems in any of these organs early, often before they progress to cause serious complications. You might need this type of ultrasound if you’re experiencing problems like abdominal pain, frequent bloating, discomfort after eating, or a pulsing sensation in your belly.
Or, you might need an abdominal ultrasound if you’re at risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, with a few of the most common risk factors including male sex, history of smoking, extra weight, high blood pressure, and age over 65.
A RUQ ultrasound evaluates the organs in the upper right part of your abdomen, including the liver, gallbladder, right kidney, pancreas, and common bile duct. This type of ultrasound can detect problems like gallstones, pancreatic disease, and bile duct disease.
A few of the symptoms that might indicate you need a RUQ ultrasound include right ribcage pain after eating, pain between your shoulder blades, general abdominal pain, or bloating.
A splenic ultrasound checks just one part of your abdomen: the spleen. The ultrasound looks at the size of your spleen, checking to see if it’s enlarged (splenomegaly).
The spleen lies in the upper left part of your abdomen, adjacent to your stomach, and in the back of your left rib. You might need a splenic ultrasound if you’re having issues like frequent hiccups, pain in your upper left abdomen, or if you find it difficult to eat very much at one time.
For complete abdominal and RUQ ultrasounds, you need to have nothing by mouth (no food or water) for six hours before the exam. You must avoid smoking and chewing gum for 30 minutes before your scheduled ultrasound. If needed, you can take your regular medications with a small amount of water.
For splenic ultrasounds, you don’t need to prepare ahead of time.
At EloRose Diagnostic Ultrasound LLC, abdominal ultrasounds are easy. No waiting for weeks or months: you can usually get a same-day or next-day appointment, in fact. Prices are also up to 60% lower than hospital and clinic ultrasound costs. Call the office or click the online scheduling now.