The thickness of the gallbladder wall is normal. The size of the bile ducts is normal. No gallstones are seen.
No kidney stones are seen. The system that drains the kidneys is not blocked.
An organ looks abnormal. It may be smaller than normal. A growth may press against it or may be seen in an organ. Or fluid may be seen in the belly cavity. These things may be due to inflammation, infection, or other diseases.
The aorta is enlarged or an aneurysm is seen.
The liver looks abnormal. This may point to liver disease (such as cirrhosis or cancer).
The walls of the gallbladder are thickened, or fluid is found around the gallbladder. These may point to inflammation. The bile ducts may be enlarged. Or gallstones may be seen.
The kidneys or the ureters are enlarged because urine does not drain as it should. Kidney stones are seen. (But not all stones can be seen with ultrasound.)
An area of infection or a fluid-filled cyst is seen inside an organ. Or the spleen may be ruptured.
What Affects the Test
You may not be able to have the test, or the results may not be helpful, if:
Stool, air (or other gas), or contrast material (such as barium) is in the stomach or intestines.