Gallbladder Ultrasound What to Expect & How to Best Prepare
If you’re scheduled for a gallbladder ultrasound, you may be wondering what to expect.
This type of ultrasound is used to assess the health of your gallbladder and look for any abnormalities.
During the ultrasound, a gel will be applied to your
skin and a small probe will be placed on your abdomen.
The probe will emit sound waves that create images of your gallbladder.
These images will be displayed on a computer screen for the technician to assess.
The whole procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes and is usually painless.
You may be asked to drink water or eat food beforehand so that your gallbladder is full and easier to see on the ultrasound.