What is Intestinal Ultrasound?
This is an ultrasound examination to assess the bowel.
As with any ultrasound, this technology uses soundwaves to create images. The soundwaves are released from a probe which bounce off different organs at various frequencies and ultimately an image is created using these on a screen.
This procedure is performed in the clinic setting.
Which conditions can be diagnosed/assessed?
There are a wide range of conditions for which intestinal ultrasound can be used. Some of these include:
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Bloating and bacterial overgrowth
What is the Recovery Time?
Recovery time is immediate as there are no side effects that can be presented from an intestinal ultrasound.
What do I do next?
If you need to make a booking please contact (03) 9790 0188.
If you have undergone an intestinal ultrasound, a follow up appointment is required with your doctor to discuss the results.