What is Kidney Ultrasound

What exactly is Kidney Ultrasound? Our medical encyclopedia can get you started in your journey to learn more about this procedure. Continue your research by choosing one of the procedure sections to the left.

Kidney Ultrasound Definition


Alternate Names for Kidney Ultrasound:
Renal ultrasound
Ultrasound, kidneys
Ultrasound, renal

Definition

This test uses sound waves to study the renal system, which includes the kidneys, bladder, and ureters (the tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder).


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Learn what Kidney Ultrasound is
What Is
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Reasons For Kidney Ultrasound
Reasons For
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Kidney Ultrasound Complications
Complications
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
Kidney Ultrasound Details
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
Kidney Ultrasound Results
Results
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
When to Contact Doctor about Kidney Ultrasound
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.

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