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How does a renal artery ultrasound work exactly?

How does a renal artery ultrasound work exactly?

See below: Renal artery ultrasound is using a special probe with the ultrasound machine to detect blood flow, and blockage if any in the artery. Ultrasound employ high frequency sound waves which bounce of structures within the abdomen in this case and are converted into a picture for analysis.It is my opinion that this is not a very sensitive test for native kidneys and I do not use it. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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What patients could require a renal artery ultrasound?

What patients could require a renal artery ultrasound?

Uncontrolled htn: Ptsd with difficult to control hypertension, looking for renal artery stenosis, and pts with acute renal failure as part of their work up. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with a renal artery ultrasound?

What are the risks associated with a renal artery ultrasound?

As other ultrasounds: In absence of pregnancy, diagnostic ultrasound procedures have no medical risks to mention. ...Read more

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What does a renal/artery sonogram check for and discover?

Arterial stenosis: Looking for blockage - stenosis - (fibrointimal hyperplasia) of the renal artery at the end of the vessel near your kidney. This is a disease that causes refractory hypertension in young females. Nonsteroidals can cause HTN as well. ...Read more

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My 20 week ultra sound showed my baby has 2 renal arteries to her left kidney. Is this a problem and what issues could this cause if any?

My 20 week ultra sound showed my baby has 2 renal arteries to her left kidney. Is this a problem and what issues could this cause if any?

Kidney anomaly: About 1/500 individuals in the general population will have an anomaly in the formation of the kidneys.The one you mention means there is probably separate upper and lower segments on that side and one would wonder if this occurred in isolation or as part of a duplication of both kidney & collecting system. These deserve watching but are compatible with a relatively normal life. ...Read more

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What exactly is renal artery occlusion?

Blockage / narrowing: Of renal artery caused by atherosclerotic plaque or in few instances by fibromuscular dysplasia which occurs mostly in younger women, or from a fibrous obstruction in people with nerofibromatosis. ...Read more

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Why exactly are ACE inhibitors contraindicated in renal artery stenosis?

Why exactly are ACE inhibitors contraindicated in renal artery stenosis?

It depends: On the clinical situation. Ace inhibitors are commonly used to control BP in renal artery stenosis and are not contraindicated. Their is this concern that ACE inhibitors may worsen ischemia to the stenotic kidney and for this reason patients have to be closely monitored. ...Read more

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After renal artery stenting how long should I be off work? I work 12 hr days as a nurse, on my feet 90% of the day. I have >70% bilateral stenosis

After renal artery stenting how long should I be off work? I work 12 hr days as a nurse, on my feet 90% of the day. I have >70% bilateral stenosis

Radiologist: If all went wall this should be a very short convalesence but the invasive radiologist who performed the procedure or your vascular surgeon are best qualified to answer your question.. ...Read more

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What is the correct aortic renal artery ratio for a stenosis in ultrasound?

What is the correct aortic renal artery ratio for a stenosis in ultrasound?

3.5: Nobody judges by just one number. Having said that, most labs consider abnormal (60-99% stenosis of renal artery) renal to aortic systolic velocity ration of greater then 3.5 this is not, however, validated after stenting, the velocities tend to be higher. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more