- Transabdominal gastrointestinal ultrasound is an exciting new tool only available at a handful of places in Australia. It is done with the patient lying comfortably on a bed with only their abdomen exposed (usually their shirt pulled up to their chest). The ultrasound probe is covered with lubricating gel and then moved over the skin of their abdomen to obtain images of the large and small bowel.
Ultrasound is very safe and there is no radiation, no bowel clean out, or any harmful contrast dyes. There are also no tight spaces to cause claustrophobia.
Before the ultrasound, there is no preparation required. You do not need to fast, though avoiding carbonated drinks in the hour before the appointment would be appreciated.
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More information for your referring doctor.
Ultrasound request form