Renal Ultrasound
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Renal Ultrasound Usage

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Reasons for Test

The test is done to look for:

  • Changes in the bladder wall
  • Changes in kidney size or structure
  • Kidney stone , cyst, mass, or other obstruction in the kidney
  • Stones in the urinary tract
  • Changes in the ureters

The test is also done to look at:

  • Kidneys before doing a renal biopsy (removal of tissue from the kidney for exam)
  • Blood flow to the kidneys (a Doppler ultrasound is used)

Urinary System with Stones
Urinary System with Stones
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