IMAGING TOOLS FOR DIAGNOSING KIDNEY DISEASE
Imaging tools and studies are available to evaluate patients with suspected renal or urinary tract disease. At West Orange Nephrology we offer in-house imaging tools to better assist in diagnosing kidney disease.
Renal Artery Doppler UltrasoundRenal artery ultrasound is a test that shows the renal arteries, the arteries that carry blood to the kidney. These arteries may narrow or become blocked and this may result in kidney failure or high blood pressure (hypertension).
Diagnostic Renal UltrasoundRenal Ultrasound can detect cysts, tumors, obstructions, fluid collection, and infection within or around the kidneys. Calculi (stones) of the kidneys and ureters may be detected by ultrasound.
Diagnostic Bladder UltrasoundMeasure post-void residual urine volume.
Hemodialysis Access Doppler UltrasoundScans the graft or fistula, evaluates the inflow artery, and the entire length of the access, all the way to the outflow vein for an overall appreciation of anatomy. Gives access volume flows measurements of the hemodialysis vascular access providing better information of the graft or fistula to see if it is working properly.
Upper Extremity Vein Mapping Ultrasound and Upper Extremity Arterial Doppler UltrasoundThe ultrasound examination for dialysis access planning is designed to gather information about both the arterial system and the venous system. It is important to understand the procedure and surgical techniques to be used by the local dialysis access surgeon(s) to obtain information tailored to the technique. Both arms can be mapped in their entirety, or a more focused preoperative mapping can be performed that concludes when vessels adequate for AVF formation are found.
Lower Extremity Venous Doppler UltrasoundThe most common reason for a venous ultrasound exam is to search for blood clots, especially in the veins of the leg. This condition is often referred to as deep vein thrombosis or DVT. Also, determine the cause of long-standing leg swelling. In people with a common condition called “varicose veins” or vein insufficiency, the valves that keep blood flowing back to the heart in the right direction may be damaged.
Lower Extremity Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
An Arterial Doppler study shows blocked or reduced blood flow through the major arteries of your legs.