The procedure of an abdominal scan
Before your scan, there a few things that you need to do in preparation. These include:
- Do not eat anything 6 hours before your scan
- Drink only clear fluids for example, water
- Maintain routine medicine
- Remove any abdominal piercings
To perform an abdominal scan, at ScanAssure we ask you to lie flat on your back on an examination table. We will then apply a gel substance to the abdominal skin. This will help sound waves pass through the abdomen more efficiently and effectively by removing small pockets of air that could interfere.
The procedure then involves the use of a transducer. It is a wand-like device that sends high-frequency waves to your body and picks up the responding signal. This device will be placed onto the abdomen and move around the area to create a better and clearer image.
The overall procedure should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. When it has finished, a report will be compiled for you and emailed securely to the email address your provide within 24 hours of your scan.