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How is a duplex kidney found?

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Dr. Reginald Gohh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Radiology studies

A number of radiology modalities such as an ultrasound, intravenous urography (dye in injected through a vein which is then filmed as it exits the kidney through the duplicated drainage system), or nuclear medicine studies (same principle as above but using small dose of radioactive material) can be used.
These are usually picked up incidentally while imaging the belly for other reasons.

In brief: Radiology studies

A number of radiology modalities such as an ultrasound, intravenous urography (dye in injected through a vein which is then filmed as it exits the kidney through the duplicated drainage system), or nuclear medicine studies (same principle as above but using small dose of radioactive material) can be used.
These are usually picked up incidentally while imaging the belly for other reasons.
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