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Can an ultrasound show liver damage?
Last Updated: 18th June, 2020
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Also question is, what will liver ultrasound show?
Ultrasound of the abdomen usually shows the liver is “echogenic,” that is more dense than usual toward sound waves. The liver can also be enlarged due to fat. Ultrasound does not really measure fat, but the great majority of the time an echogenic liver is found, this is related to excess fat.
Similarly, how accurate is ultrasound for liver? Consistent results of diagnostic accuracy were demonstrated for the caudate lobe to right lobe ratio across two studies[18,31] with high specificity (> 90%) and low sensitivity (41% and 32%, respectively). The liver surface technique was the most frequently reported technique (n = 8 reports).
Also to know, does cirrhosis show up on an ultrasound?
Cirrhosis can be diagnosed by radiology testing such as computed tomography (CT), ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or via a needle biopsy of the liver. A new imaging technique called elastography, which can be performed with ultrasound or MRI, can also diagnosis cirrhosis.
What are the early signs of liver damage?
Signs and symptoms of liver disease include:
- Skin and eyes that appear yellowish (jaundice)
- Abdominal pain and swelling.
- Swelling in the legs and ankles.
- Itchy skin.
- Dark urine color.
- Pale stool color, or bloody or tar-colored stool.
- Chronic fatigue.
- Nausea or vomiting.