If you or your loved one has been recommended by your doctor to receive a Renal Ultrasound or visit a cardiologist, choose the best cardiologist in Chandler. Our office is dedicated to providing patients with all-encompassing, quality care.
If you need a renal ultrasound or Chandler cardiologist, here’s everything you need to know about it and why you should choose Heart & Rhythm Solutions.
What is a renal ultrasound and what can I expect?
Anything referred to with the word “renal” means it involves the kidneys. A renal ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure used to examine the kidneys in order to detect bodily abnormalities. However, a renal ultrasound can also be used to inspect surrounding areas like the bladder.
It doesn’t take much to prepare for a renal ultrasound. Other tests may require you to fast or do a bowel cleanse, but it is not essential for this technique. All you may have to do is come with a full bladder, so be sure to drink plenty of water. However, you or your child may still need to avoid eating a few hours before the procedure just to avoid food or fluid from covering renal arteries.
The ultrasound is painless and could take anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes.
Why might I need a renal ultrasound?
Your doctor will likely tell you why a renal ultrasound is necessary, but they are some common reasons as to why:
- To determine if you have an obstruction in your kidneys or not
- To examine the area for potential cysts, tumors, or abscess
- If you have an infection
It is important to discuss any concerns you might have with your doctor.
What happens after?
After your exam, your ultrasound will be reviewed by a specialist and the results will be sent to your physician. Your doctor will go over the results with you and explain what they mean for your health.
Why Heart & Rhythm Solutions
Here at Heart & Rhythm Solutions, we will give you the utmost best care in anything you visit us for. Our providers are experts in what they do and see you as more than just another patient. We look at everyone as the individual they are with their own health needs, so choose Heart & Rhythm for a cardiologist.
If you have any questions at all about renal ultrasounds or other services we offer, please call our office at 480-289-4550.