A abdominal or liver ultrasound plays a crucial role on diagnosing many liver diseases, including a fatty liver. To get an accurate results, it’s very important to understand and know how you should prepare for a liver ultrasound.
Liver Ultrasound Preparation guidelines
- Do not drink or eat at least 6 hours before the test.
- On the day before the test, do not eat – fresh fruits and vegetables, fried and oily food, milk, eggs, bread.
- What you should eat – cooked vegetables, puree, marmalade, honey, roasted bread, soup, and rice.
- No medications are needed to be taken before the ultrasound.
- The liver ultrasound scan is completely painless.
Here is its estimated procedure
- Lying onto an ultrasound table.
- A special gel will be spread upon your abdomen.
- The tester will move a tool called “transducer” (looks like a small wand) over the gel, that will create and capture the most relevant images.
- The tester will process and look at the images, and will enter his conclusions.
Total estimated time of the test: 20-30 minutes.
A typical scene from a Liver Ultrasound room