If your liver is scheduled for an ultrasound, it is likely because 

your doctor suspects that you have a liver disorder. 

Ultrasound is a non-invasive way to take pictures of your liver without making any incisions. 

During the procedure, you will lie on your back on an exam table. A clear gel will be 

applied to your abdomen. The gel helps move the transducer smoothly over your skin. 

A transducer is a small, hand-held device that emits sound waves. 

These waves create images of your organs on a computer screen.  

The technologist will measure your liver and look for any abnormalities.