Ultrasound / sonography
Ultraschalluntersuchung (Sonographie) der Bauchorgane und des Brustraumes:
Both abdominal organs (liver, gallbladder, kidneys, spleen, pancreas, abdominal lymphnodes, abdominal aorta and parts of the chest (chestwall, pleura and occasionally pleural effusion and peripheral parts of the lung if consolidated) can be examined in a harmless manner without X-rays. Pathologic structure, form or size can be identified.
Stomach and gut are not seen very well in ultrasound.
If punktures are carried out ultrasound serves as an aid in localisation the appropriate location for the puncture.