Ultrasound testing uses sound waves and their ability to travel through tissues to produce an image. Unlike radiographs, ultrasound is able to produce amazing detail. It is ideal for evaluating any of the abdominal organs.
Dr. Smith routinely performs abdominal ultrasounds on many of our internal medicine patients, but there are some conditions that may require the expertise of a radiologist. An ultrasound is not required with every condition or illness, and your doctor will discuss the benefits and limitations of this test.