Hepatobilier Ultrasound is the name given to the ultrasound where the liver, gall bladder and biliary tract are displayed. The spleen should also be included in this system. At least 8 hours of fasting is required to evaluate these areas by ultrasound. Hepatobilier Ultrasound is not a painful method, it does not contain radiation. Ultrasound imaging is completed within half an hour - approximately fifteen minutes.
The body can sometimes be damaged by the body when trying to release toxins through the liver. Liver fat and liver cirrhosis are at least and most two end points of this injury. Liver ultrasound with liver fat, the accumulation of excess calories in the liver occurs as a result of accumulation. Depending on the degree of fat, the growth of the liver, and eventually may cause an increase in enzymes. For this reason, the liver is monitored by ultrasound and the necessary measures to be taken, without the deterioration of liver enzymes to prevent the introduction of protective measures. In addition, cysts in the liver, cancer of their own cancer or other organs of this organ spread, ie metastasis can be seen. Annual controls are valuable in this sense.
The bile ducts are also examined by ultrasound. Biliary tract is a vasculature associated with gallbladder, located inside and outside the liver, separate from blood vessels. The gallbladder is the most well-known disease in the gallbladder. Other problems such as polyps in the gallbladder, thickening in the wall of the sac can also be examined in detail by ultrasound. Apart from the gallbladder, stones may develop in the bile ducts. This condition can be observed in patients who have undergone gall bladder surgery. In this case, the biliary tract expands, the enzyme values of the patients rise. In later stages, stones formed in some biliary tracts may fall into the common canal of the pancreas and biliary tract and cause pancreatitis. Therefore, detailed examination of the biliary tract by a specialist radiologist may prevent further problems that may develop.
The spleen can grow for reasons of liver growth, but sometimes it can grow without any reason. Hepatobilier ultrasound during the spleen must be evaluated. In addition to growth, cysts and sometimes rare cancers may occur in the spleen. A thorough examination is important to avoid major problems that may occur later. Renal ultrasound is not performed during this examination