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Ultrasound

Ass. Prof.in Dr.in Andrea Brichta

Senior Physician

Reachability: Checkpoint 7i, red bed building

Appointment Phone: +43 (0)1 40400-47500
or E-Mail: post_akh_ls_7i@akhwien.at

Business hours: Monday - Friday by appointment 

During the ultrasound examination of the abdominal cavity (abdomen), all organs are examined, with the focus in our department being on the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreas.

For special questions, the intestines and stomach are also examined, especially for initial and follow-up examinations for chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis). In these cases, ultrasound serves as a valuable supplementary method to endoscopy (gastroscopy, colonoscopy), but it can also be used not replace. In principle, the method does not cause any pain; in places that were already painful, the short-term pressure from the transducer is of course felt to be uncomfortable.

For planned examinations you should be sober (details under "Preparation for the ultrasound examination"), in acute cases (e.g. jaundice, pain) the examination will be attempted despite the less than ideal conditions before other methods are used.