If you schedule a typical checkup with your doctor, it usually includes an inspection of your vitals and may or may not include blood analysis. However, if you visit an international hospital for a Health Screening Program, it usually includes vitals, blood work, and an Abdominal Ultrasound among other tests to inspect the organs of your abdomen and pelvis. It’s a very useful test to determine if there are any irregularities with these organs so that the appropriate health remedies can be applied.
If you don’t get this level of analysis during your annual physical or check up, consider an Health Screening Program at an international hospital. It’s an excellent preventative health service. It’s also a great first step if you plan on being a medical tourist because it gives you an easy way to learn about the hospital and the doctors before you have a more complicated treatment.
Here is a list of the what is observed during an abdominal ultrasound.
- Is the liver outline smooth?
- Is there a liver parenchymal lesion?
- Are the intrahepatic ducts dilated?
- Is the CBD and Portal Vein normal in caliber?
- Is there a reversal of the normal hepatopetal flow?
- Do you have fatty liver disease?
- Do you have gallstones?
- Is the gallbladder wall thickness within normal limits?
- Is pericholecystic collection observed?
- Is the pancreas normal?
- Is the spleen enlarged?
- Are both kidneys normal in size and echogenicity?
- Is there renal calculus or hydronephrosis observed?
- Do you have any kidney cysts?
- Is the urinary bladder smooth in outline?
- Is any urinary bladder calculus or debris observed?
- Is the prostate enlarged?
- Is the abdominal aorta normal in caliber?
- Is there any plaque build up?
- Is any free fluid observed?