PLANO

5300 W. Plano Parkway 
Suite 200
Plano, TX 75093
Tel: 972-612-8037

McKinney

4501 Medical Center Drive 
Suite 100
McKinney, TX 75069
Tel: 972.548.8195

Renal Ultrasound

A renal ultrasound, sometimes referred to as a Doppler ultrasound, is used in order to detect a mass, an obstruction or a stone located in the kidney.  It can also be performed in order to determine the size of the kidney.  During the procedure, a physican will pass a transducer across the kidneys (from over the skin) emitting sound waves like as sonar.  The waves bounce off the kidney, transmitting a picture of the organ onto a TV video monitor that allows the screener to measure the size and determine if a mass exists. The process works very similar to a pregnancy sonogram and is a short, painless procedure.

 
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