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What Is Involved Exactly In A Pediatric Renal Tract Ultrasound
Very easy exam: Just as when you were pregnant, they put the gel on the abdomen and ultrasound the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder and the urethra. It is not painful and is tolerated very easily. There is a preparation for the exam. They usually want you to drink quite a bit and not urinate until after the exam. Then they ultrasound the bladder once it is emptied as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not pyelonephritis: Renal ultrasound can not detect pyelonephritis unless there is appreciable swelling of part or all of the kidney. It is excellent for demonstrating kidney cysts, hydronephrosis or kidney obstruction. Will demonstrate large and obstructing kidney stones but can and will miss small kidney stones smaller especially smaller than 3mm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Renal ultrasound: Renal artery ultrasound is called "renal duplex" which originally combined B-mode ultrasound to image the renal arteries with a pulsed Doppler to sample the velocity of blood flow in the artery. Now color Doppler and other extras are available. If renal velocity>200cm/sec artery likely abnormal. If RAR (ratio of renal velocity over aortic velocity) >3.5 likely 60% stenosis present. Accuracy good. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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