Ultrasound - Rear of Abdomen

This test uses sound waves to create detailed pictures of the organs in the rear of the abdomen.




This test uses sound waves to create detailed pictures of the organs in the rear of the abdomen.



An abdominal ultrasound uses sound waves to create detailed pictures of the organs and other structures in the rear of the abdomen, such as the kidneys and aorta. Your healthcare provider may order this test to look for the cause of pain in your abdomen or lower back.

Your healthcare provider can tell you how to prepare.

  • In some cases, you may need to fast for several hours before the test.
  • The test usually takes about 30 minutes.
  • The costs for this test include the charge for the test (facility charge) and physician charges (for performing or interpreting the test). You may get separate bills from the facility and the physician's office.

What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear instructions on what you need to do.)
  • Why are you ordering this test? Will the test results change my treatment plan? If not, why do I need the test?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Ultrasound - Rear of Abdomen
Ultrasound
Sonogram of Rear of Abdomen
Retroperitoneal Ultrasound
Rear of Abdomen Ultrasound


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