Abdomen Doppler Ultrasound
This exam requires a physician order or referral prior to beginning the exam.
These types of ultrasounds evaluate not only the anatomy of the organ of interest but also the blood flow that takes blood to that organ and away from that organ.
Abdominal Doppler ultrasound is commonly performed in the liver to evaluate portal vein, hepatic vein, hepatic artery as well as IVC and Aorta flow.
In the kidney, doppler is used to assess blood flow inside the kidney as well as blood flow to/ away from the kidney.
Abdominal Doppler PREP
Depending on the site where the arteries will be evaluated will determine what the prep for that specific ultrasound will be.
Abdominal Artery Ultrasound: You will need to be Fasting a minimum of 8 hours prior to your exam time. No food or drink is allowed. If you do have to take medicine, please use a small amount of water to wash the pills down but avoid any other types of fluids. You will have the choice of changing into a patient gown or staying dressed but lifting your shirt to allow visualization and access of your abdomen.