Abdominal or back pain is the most frequent indication for a renal ultrasound.
The kidneys are responsible for removing toxins from the body. They also evaluate electrolytes in the body and provide hormones necessary to regulate blood pressure and the production of red blood cells.
Some reasons for having renal scan are:
- Recurrent urinary infections: to show renal size, scarring, collecting system dilatation, residual bladder volume.
- Hematuria: If there is blood in your urine, it may be due to renal parenchymal disease.
- Renal masses: to assess solidly against the cystic masses and collect the dilatation of the system.
- Renal colic: pain in the back, under the ribs or in the lower abdomen.
Most commonly, renal scans are useful for demonstrating the size and position of the kidneys and are useful for identifying kidney obstruction and kidney stones.
Making sure that the bladder and kidneys are working to the best of their abilities is essential.
The 4d ultrasound test demands up to 20 minutes, and the attendant will ask you to drink 1-2 liters of water an hour before the scan so that we can see the bladder entirely.
You will be asked to lie down on the ultrasound examination couch. A bright, water-based gel is applied to the skin above the abdomen and a transducer, which is a portable sensor, is then simply moved over the sides of the belly. The procedure is non-invasive and painless. There is no risk of radiation with this scan; ultrasound has no harmful effects.
Ultrasound scan results
Numerous conditions can be detected during the renal scan. The meaning of the anomalous results depends on the organ and the type of problem encountered. The diagnostic lab attendant will explain everything we see on the scan and give you a clinical report of our findings, and we can send it to your doctor or healthcare professional.
Your doctor is usually the best person to talk to you if you need any follow-up treatment. You can put your ultrasound results together with your complete medical history and refer you to a specialist if needed.
Before a 4d ultrasound in Delhi, transparent gel is placed on the skin above the kidneys so the ultrasound tool moves evenly and there is no air between the skin and the device. When the ultrasound instrument is placed on the abdomen, the ultrasonic waves pass through the skin and bounce the organs. This creates an electronic image of the body.
A renal ultrasound may be useful for detecting cysts, tumors, obstructions, abscesses, fluid collection or infection in the kidneys. Kidney stones can also be seen on an ultrasound. A renal ultrasound can be used to examine a transplanted organ or to help a doctor with locating the kidneys for a kidney biopsy.