Why I may need a abdomen ultrasound

An abdominal ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure to assess the structure of the abdominal organs. The most common reasons to request an abdominal ultrasound are for the following:

  • To evaluate the gall bladder for potential gallstones
  • Reviewing the internal organs for signs of abnormalities such as epigastric mass, cancerous metastases etc.
  • Reviewing the pancreas for any abnormalities or defects
  • To test for liver fibrosis (fatty liver) by measuring thickness and elasticity of the liver

How to prepare and what to expect

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    Dr. Manitha Bindapersad

    Midrand Breast and Bone Density Clinic is led by Dr. Manitha Bindapersad. She is a specialist radiologist with a particular interest in breast imaging and women’s health. After graduating from Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (MEDUNSA) in 1998 and completing her internship and community service; she chose to specialise and train as a radiologist at the University of Witwatersrand from 2001 to 2005.

    Over the years, she has gained a wealth of experience working in the public sector as head of Chris Baragwanath Hospital’s Mammography Department for 15 years and 10 subsequent years in the private sector. Dr Bindapersad has extensive experience and expertise in the fields of digital mammography, bone care, performance of biopsies, women’s health and general radiology.

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