The Most Important Sonographic Sections of the Abdomen

(UA = upper abdomen; LA = lower abdomen; RUQ = right upper quadrant of the abdomen;

LLQ = left lower quadrant of the abdomen; MCL = medioclavicular line)

UA, longitudinal (sagittal)

section

LLQ, para-iliac oblique section

UA, transverse section

RUQ, oblique section (= extended intercostal orientation)

RUQ, oblique section

RUQ, sagittal section along the MCL

Left intercostal flank section in right lateral decubitus position

LUQ, transverse section

LA, suprapubic transverse

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