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Not typically: An ultrasound can suggest radiographic evidence of medical renal disease but cannot diagnose this. To make the diagnosis of renal parenchymal disease the radiographic findings must be combined with blood studies of kidney function and sometimes urine studies for protein or a kidney biopsy. ...Read more
Yes: Duplicated kidney/ureter is the most common renal abnormality, occurring in approximately 1% of the population. There are many variations (complete, partial, bifid, ectopic, etc.) as they relate to the anatomical configuration of the ureter and upper collecting system within the kidney. Most duplications are incidental findings on an x-ray and are not associated with any clinical problems. ...Read more
Carotid artery disease, different results from duplex ultrasound vs. Ct angiogram (cta), is that possible?
Narrowed artery(ies): Narrowing of one or both renal arteries that lead from the aorta to the kidneys is called renal artery stenosis. Causes are atherosclerosis or fibromuscular dysplasia (fmd). Fmd is a non-inflammatory, nonatherosclerotic process. Both atherosclerosis and fmd cause hypertension and can lead to kidney failure. Imaging should be done to establish the diagnosis. Kidney specialists usually treat this dx. ...Read more
Carotid artery disease, what to believe, if different results from duplex ultrasound vs. Ct angiogram (cta)?
Doppler Ultrasound: Ultrasound has proven to be cost-effective and quite accurate in determining the degree of narrowing in the carotid artery. Many vascular surgeons, including myself, solely rely on it to decide whether someone needs an operation. Mra is not so good and over-estimates the actual degree of narrowing. I would not rely on its findings to decide on operating. As mentioned a cta is much better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No screening: There is nothing called screening for mesenteric stenosis. If you have no symptoms then you no need to screen for occlusion. If you have chronic symptoms then duplex ultrasound is a good starting test but has a lot of limitations. In cases of acute ischemia then ct scan is best to start with. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Likely not serious: Punctate renal stones almost always pass without problems. ...Read more
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Tiny kidney stones: Or nephrocalcinosis. Stones are either attatched to wall of kidney calices (major urinary drainage ducts), junction of the urniary clooecting ducts ; calices or possibly at ends of tiny collecting ducts draining into the calices. Could signify metabolic kidney stone disease. ...Read more