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RENAL ULTRASOUND

INDICATIONS:

Medical Necessity: Evaluate for hydronephrosis
Structures studied: Kidneys, including collecting system
Focused Question: Is hydronephrosis present? 

REQUIRED IMAGES:

Add Color Doppler to potential hydronephrosis to ensure it is not a vessel.
Evaluate for ureteral jets if any hydronephrosis seen.

1. Long and Short Axis View of Right and Left Kidney

1. Long and Short Axis View of Right and Left Kidney

2. Transverse and Saggital View of Bladder with Views of Ureteral Jets

2. Transverse and Saggital View of Bladder with Views of Ureteral Jets

 

HOW TO SCAN - RENAL

SCAN BILATERALLY

1.) Obtain video clip fanning through entire portions of both kidneys in both the longitudinal and transverse planes.

LEFT:

RIGHT:

2.) Obtain one static representative image.

STATIC LONGITUDINAL IMAGE OF KIDNEY WITHOUT HYDRONEPHROSIS

STATIC LONGITUDINAL IMAGE OF KIDNEY WITHOUT HYDRONEPHROSIS