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Question by  Mamta99 (13)

What is a renal sonogram?

My doctor says I need one but I don't know what it is.


Answer by  benjiross (993)

This is an ultrasound of the kidneys to look for any problems in your kidneys including stones, blockages, features of disease, tumors (lumps) and more. Its a painless procedure and takes about 15 minutes.


Answer by  drJ (841)

Anything "renal" refers to your kidneys. This particular sonogram (or ultrasound) is a non-invasive procedure to look at the structure of your kidneys and to check for abnormalities or stones. The technician will put a conductive gel on your skin and then use a wand that produces sound waves to visualize your kidneys on a monitor.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

A renal sonogram is a sonogram of some one's kidneys. It may be done to diagnose kidney stones, blockages, enlargement from infection, undue swelling of one or the other kidney, and to diagnose other problems. A standard sonogram machine is used on the back or front of the torso to view the kidneys.


Answer by  OftenWrongSung (19)

It is a test of your kidney using a sonic imaging system. Waves of ultrasonic sound are sent into your body. The returning echoes are analyzed to create an image of your kidneys. Using this image a doctor or other medical professional can determine the state of your kidneys


Answer by  skateycat (124)

Also known as a renal ultrasound. Your doctor wants to visualize the kidneys and their blood supply to check for blockages of any kind. It is similar to any other ultrasound in that a gel substance is applied to your skin and a probe is rolled over your skin.

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