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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Ultrasound Of Kidneys (Overview)

When babies have had a urinary tract infection, it is often wise to use imaging studies to look for causes and to evaluate the health of the kidneys. The ultrasound of the kidneys will identify if there is a blockage of urine flow.


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When having a ultrasound on kidneys what does the colors mean?

When having a ultrasound on kidneys what does the colors mean?

Blood flow: Colors are genertaed during an ultrasound exam by software that detects motion occuring within the ultrasound beam. Standard colors are red and blue designated movement either towards the bam or away from the beam. Asdditional color gradients can indicate velocity and turbulence in the flow. Color in a kidney ultrasound indicates blood flow. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
62 doctors shared insights

Ultrasound Of Kidneys (Overview)

When babies have had a urinary tract infection, it is often wise to use imaging studies to look for causes and to evaluate the health of the kidneys. The ultrasound of the kidneys will identify if there is a blockage of urine flow.


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My kidney function was not so good 5 months ago, but still in normal range, now on ultrasound, one kidney is 100mm and other 90mm, is this normal?

My kidney function was not so good 5 months ago, but still in normal range, now on ultrasound, one kidney is 100mm and other 90mm, is this normal?

Normal size: The renal length varies with height and weight and decreases slowly with age. Right kidney is usually slightly smaller than the Left. Normal size ranges from 9-12 cm (90-120 mm) and the difference in size should not exceed 2 cm. **So the size of the kidneys is normal. Besides size the texture of the kidney(Its "Ecogenicity") is often increased in chronic renal disease. ...Read more

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Is good ultrasound for kidney and bladder ?

Is good ultrasound for kidney and bladder
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Good test: It is a good test for detecting structural abnormalities of the kidneys and/or bladder. No radiation. ...Read more

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What does fluid in the system mean after a ultrasound of kidneys?

What does fluid in the system mean after a ultrasound of kidneys?

Can't say for sure.: Your question is too non-specific. Exactly what did the report say? In what, "system" was the fluid? If you mean the renal collecting system then excess fluid could reflect kidney obstruction or infection. That's just one possible answer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound of kidneys shows stone?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound of kidneys shows stone?

Usually definitive.: Ultrasound shows the renal outlines, partly because they are surrounded by fat. Calcific densities are shown by us as highly reflective abnormalities, and there is not much question. The presence of calcific densities in the kidneys makes the diagnosis of stone very likely. If it has been there for years, it may not be important, but otherwise, have it checked. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a ultrasound for kidney? I have microscopic hematuria. Urine 500++

Is there such thing as a ultrasound for kidney? I have microscopic hematuria. Urine 500++

Yes: Ultrasound of the kidney is relatively quick, painless, and uses no ionizing radiation, so it is often the first imaging study performed to evaluate the kidneys. It may identify a potential cause of the hematuria. If it doesn't, further tests may need to be done. ...Read more

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


Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more