Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Volume 38, Issue 10, October 2009

Demystifying abdominal ultrasound

Tom Sutherland
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Abdominal ultrasound is an extremely useful test for evaluation of patients with right upper quadrant pain or abnormal liver function tests. The terminology associated with ultrasound can be confusing. However, a basic understanding of ultrasound’s language, uses and limitations can eradicate confusion and greatly add to patient care. This article details how the ultrasound can be used in commonly encountered pathologies of the liver and biliary system.

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