Liver Doppler Ultrasound
A vital organ, the liver performs numerous essential functions in the body, including detoxification, protein production, and fat digestion. Liver Doppler ultrasound is an advanced diagnostic tool that allows doctors to visualize the liver and evaluate blood flow through this organ.
What is Doppler Ultrasound?
Doppler ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of blood vessels and measure the speed and direction of blood flow. It is especially useful to detect blockages or narrowing in the vessels, as well as to evaluate the condition of the veins and arteries of the liver.
Applications of Hepatic Doppler Ultrasound (Liver)
This procedure is essential for:
- Study liver diseases: Such as cirrhosis, tumors or hemangiomas.
- Assess blood flow: Detect possible blockages or clots in the liver blood vessels.
- Monitor liver transplants: Assess the health of the transplanted organ and ensure that blood flow is adequate.
- Guide interventional procedures: Like liver biopsies.
Benefits of Liver Doppler Ultrasound
- Non-invasive: No surgery or incisions are required.
- Sure: Unlike other techniques, ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation.
- Fast and efficient: It can provide real-time results, which is essential in urgent situations.
- Accessible: It is cheaper compared to other imaging modalities such as MRI or CT scan.
Liver Doppler ultrasound is an invaluable tool in the diagnosis and treatment of various liver conditions. Its ability to visualize the liver in detail and evaluate blood flow makes it an indispensable resource for healthcare professionals.
Requirements: By appointment | Fasting for 6 hours.