Ultrasound of the pediatric umbilicus

  • Patient preparation: none
  • Contrast used: none
  • Technique: linear transducer, scan area between umbilicus and bladder looking for urachal remnant, scan all around umbilicus looking for Meckel diverticulum
  • Images to obtain: transverse and sagittal midline grayscale images from umbilicus to bladder, transverse grayscale images around umbilicus
  • Looking for: patent urachus, urachal sinus, urachal cyst, urachal diverticulum, Meckel diverticulum
  • Post procedure tasks: none