abdominal ultrasound test

abdominal ultrasound test

a diagnostic study that provides accurate visualization of the abdominal aorta, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, biliary ducts, kidneys, ureters, and bladder. This test is used to diagnose and locate cysts, tumors, calculi, and malformations; to document the progression of various diseases; and to guide the insertion of instruments during surgical procedures.
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During cross-examination from Michael Mansfield QC, representing Mr al Fayed, Prof Riou conceded that an abdominal ultrasound test often carried out on patients with multiple injuries might be capable in certain circumstances of picking up pregnancy.