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Recently had a abdominal ct scan done and when i got my results back i noticed where it gives a description of my kidneys it states symmetric renal enhancement. what does this mean? it does not state if its bilateral or unilateral?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. John Berryman answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

"Symmetric" refers to the appearance of both kidneys (i.e., bilateral).

Answered 2/18/2022


Dr. Hiep Le answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

You had a CT scan with IV contrast (dye) so the dye was excreted by both kidneys. Symmetric renal enhancement means the dye was equally excreted by both kidneys and that is a good finding. The term "enhancement" is used when the dye lights up the excretory components of the kidney.

Answered 2/19/2022



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