Original Article

The Study for the Abdominal Sonography for the Health Screening in the Korean Adults

Jeong Hyun Yoo, Eun Cheol Chung, Jeong Soo Suh, Chung Sik Rhee
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Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.

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Published Online: Jul 24, 2015


Abdominal ultrasound for the health screen was performed in 4610 adults from the Jan. 1993 to Mar. 1995 at Ewha University Hospital Health Clinic. Gross abnormalities were noted in the 33.3% of examined persons. The most common finding was fatty liver(21.6%). And other abnormalities were renal cyst, gallbladder stone, hepatic cyst, and hepatic calcification in the order of frequency. It is concluded that abdominal ultrasound is an important screening modality in the adults.

Keywords: Ultrasonography; Abdomen