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What conditions can actually be detected with a renal ultrasound scan?

What conditions can actually be detected with a renal ultrasound scan?

Renal ultrasound.: Renal ultrasound can find blockages of the urine in the urinary tract or bladder, blockages of the arteries the feed the kidneys blood, kidney size, kidney cysts (and polycystic kidney disease), sometimes but not always kidney stones, and kidney tumors.Since it uses sound waves to create images of the kidney, it is safe, but operator dependent and the images are subject to erroneous interpretation. ...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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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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What will a renal ultrasound show?

What will a renal ultrasound show?

Anatomy: The ultrasound will confirm you have 2 kidneys, that they are normal size, that there are no cysts, tumors, or stones, and that they are not obstructed. A renal doppler is used to confirm that the renal artery blood flow isn't restricted. ...Read more

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What exactly is a renal ultrasound study?

Using sound waves : Renal us uses sound waves to pass through the tissues to make black and white images of the kidney tissue and urinary bladder. It is painless and uses no dye. It takes about 20 minutes to perform and is interpretted by a licsenced doctor called a radiologist. ...Read more

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What do colors in a renal ultrasound mean?

What do colors in a renal ultrasound mean?

Ultrasound: Color is used to determine whether a blood vessel is an artery or vein. If you saw colors on your kidney ultrasound, it means a "doppler" was done to look at the blood vessels. With a doppler, everyone will gave color (blue and red). ...Read more

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Is renal ultrasound a very common procedure?

Is renal ultrasound a very common procedure?

Ultrasound: It is a common procedure because is not invasive and provides lot if information and it is cheap. Therefore widely use. When there is any suspicion of renal pathology most of the time an ultrasound is performed before a ct scan. ...Read more

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Do you need to fast before a renal ultrasound?

Do you need to fast before a renal ultrasound?

No: no not unless thet are looking at the arteries of the kidneys also ...Read more

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What should I be expecting from a renal ultrasound?

Kidney health: Usually a kidney sonogram will show if there is an obstruction to the kidney flow, will tell if kidney disease is a chronic one and will show cysts, masses and kidney stones if present. Sometimes it may show congenital anomalies of the urinary tract. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens in a renal ultrasound?

Typically: The kidneys are evaluated with regard to size, appearance, and presence/absence of hydronephrosis. Stones are looked for. The artery and vein to each kidney are often shown by color doppler. Lastly, images of the bladder are provided. As with any imaging procedure, the exam is best guided by information about suspected disease from the ordering clinician. ...Read more

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What will I really experience during the renal ultrasound?

Nothing: There are no symptosms that you will experience with a kidney ultrasound. This is an ultrasound test of the kidneys that is safe and does not emit radiation but is a very useful for examing the kidneys. ...Read more

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What instructions will I recieve prior to the renal ultrasound study?

What instructions will I recieve prior to the renal ultrasound study?

See below: Generally speaking there are no fasting requirements for renal ultrasound however centers differ in their requirements. ...Read more

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Cost of renal ultrasound if uninsured?

Cost of renal ultrasound if uninsured?

Highly variable: This all depends on what kind of ultrasound has been ordered. If you know what kind of ultrasound has been ordered you can call the hospital billing office or the ultrasound department directly. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor recommend a renal ultrasound?

Why would a doctor recommend a renal ultrasound?

Your: doctor must suspect some sort of kidney problem. There are numerous potential renal abnormalities and renal manifestations of systemic abnormalities. Avoid speculation and ask your doc the reason for the test. ...Read more

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What is a renal ultrasound with doppler? What does it show?

What is a renal ultrasound with doppler? What does it show?

Ultrasound of kidney: This is an ultrasound of the kidneys. This will show the condition of the kidneys. The color flow will show what kind of blood flow to the kidneys exists. For example, infections of the kidneys will show an increase in the blood flow. And increased color. It depends on why this study is being performed. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Ultrasound Of Kidneys (Definition)

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 ...Read more