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Renal Ultrasound is also known as a kidney ultrasound. It is a diagnostic exam that produces real-time images of the size, shape, and location of the kidney as well as the ureters (thin tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the bladder) and bladder.
The kidneys are located just above the waist towards the back of the abdominal cavity and its function is to produce urine from liquid waste products it removes from the blood, regulate blood pressure and maintain a stable balance of salts in the blood.
A kidney ultrasound exam usually includes the ureters and bladder because the waste products which the kidney removes from the blood (urine) is carried by the ureters and stored in the bladder. You will be asked to keep a full bladder by drinking plenty of water.
A kidney ultrasound may be recommended by a doctor they suspect a kidney or bladder malfunction. Since ultrasound scan are used to produce real-time images of the internal organs/structure, renal ultrasound can be used to assess and diagnose a variety of condition such as;
Renal ultrasound is performed by an ultrasound technologist or technician. A diagnostic radiologist or sonographer is a medical professional who is trained to carry out ultrasound scans and interpret ultrasound images.
You are asked not to eat or drink anything except water for about eight hours before the scan. In order to keep a full bladder, you may have to drink plenty of water an hour before the scan.
Renal ultrasound is performed in an ultrasound room in a hospital. The procedure of the renal ultrasound takes less than thirty minutes generally. Steps include;
During a renal ultrasound, you may experience minimal discomfort which is usually temporary as the transducer presses against your skin.
Some known benefits of Renal ultrasound are listed below:
Ultrasounds are paid in full in advance and are non-refundable. Payments accepted are cash and major credit cards. Flex Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts are usable in many cases but it is best to confirm with your FSA or HSA manager. Insurance is not accepted at this facility as prices are very low so patients have access to the care they need. In many cases it is a lower cost than insurance co-pay amounts. Patients are not double or triple booked at this facility so you can expect a timely experience.
Your results will be sent to your physician on record who has requested the ultrasound be carried out and/or you within 48 hours.