Healthcare professional performing an abdominal ultrasound


Abdominal ultrasound is a type of imaging test. It is used to look at organs in the abdomen, including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys.

Abdominal ultrasound with elastography is a non-invasive technique used in ultrasound to determine fibrosis, or stiffness of liver tissue.


While lying down, a clear water-based conducting gel is applied to the skin over the abdomen. A handheld probe called a transducer is then moved over the abdomen. This helps with the transmission of sound waves that reflect off body structures. A computer receives these waves and uses them to create a picture.

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