The Colony, TX
A 30-year-old female asked:
i have a renal ultrasound in 2 weeks. radiologist noted hydronephrosis on my ct scan from 12/26. will this study confirm the ct result?
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Nephrology and Dialysis 34 years experience
Yes: Seems like your us was done 2 weeks ago. You should have the results. If the hydronephrosis developed after us then it will not show on ct scan.
5390 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Ct likely done for pain, possibly for a kidney stone which may or may not have passed. Us will show if hydronephrosis has resolved. This would be good management. Us not necessary to confirm ct diagnosed hydronephrosis if due to non-calculus (stone) obstruction like at upper ureter. Such obstruction would require a mag3 nuclear scan to quantify obstruction and need for possible corrective surgery.
5386 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Radiology 29 years experience
Yes: It may also see differences in the size of the renal collecting system compared to the ct which might help diagnose if the hydronephrosis is stable or changes over time.
4978 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 25, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.