Renal Artery Ultrasound
Duplex ultrasound of the renal arteries to evaluate renal artery anatomy and stenosis as a culprit for uncontrolled hypertension.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR A RENAL ARTERY ULTRASOUND
- The test takes approximately 1 1/2 hours.
- NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK AFTER MIDNIGHT (or at least 6 hours before test).
- You will be asked to lie on your back, turning onto your right and left sides and possibly lying on your stomach during the exam. There is generally a great deal of “pushing” (which may be somewhat uncomfortable at times), which is done to achieve an ideal ultrasound picture.
IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL YOUR TEST, PLEASE CALL (248) 545-0070 AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.