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Ultrasound

This is the same method used on pregnant women. Sound waves and their echoes are used to create a 2d picture. An ultrasound might be used to examine all the abdominal organs, to rule out problems such as a gallbladder infection, which can have similar symptoms to an IBD.

Advantages
  • Cheap
  • Quick
  • Can observe abdomen in real time
  • Staff are readily available
  • Little patient preparation needed
  • Very few or no known risks or side effects

Disadvantages
  • Very poor resolution

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