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.
The whole process usually takes less than 30-35 minutes. You can go home afterwards and resume your normal activities.