What kind of research is this?
This is the study on the monitor screen of the structure of the kidneys and the state of the vessels of the kidneys.
This study allows us to assess the position of the kidneys, their size, the structure of their tissue and pelvis. Ultrasound can detect anomalies of the structure and malformations of the kidneys, stones and cysts, helps to identify a number of kidney diseases that can manifest high blood pressure. Identification of changes in renal vessels will be an indication for radiopaque examination of renal vessels (angiography) to exclude their narrowing (stenosis) and decide on the tactics of treatment.
What will happen?
You will be asked to strip to the waist and lie down on the couch. On the skin of the abdomen and lower back will cause a special gel. The study is performed using a sensor that will be pressed against your abdominal wall and lower back with little pressure. The study takes an average of 15 to 30 minu t.
Is it safe?
Ultrasonic vibrations are not dangerous for a person, so ultrasound of the kidneys is a completely safe study.
The only inconveniences may be a light pressure sensor and applying a cool gel on the skin.