Ultrasound for kidneys – assessment of the renal tract
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A renal ultrasound scan serves to image the organs of the renal tract – this includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder and prostate (in males). It is a quick, non-invasive way of confirming or excluding certain pathology in relation to the renal tract. In most cases, your doctor will combine blood tests and urinalysis with this examination in order to come to a more accurate diagnosis.
This scan examines
Typical requests include
- Query cause for recurrent urinary tract infections
- Query stone
- Query mass
- Abnormal renal function tests
- Query congenital abnormality