Ultrasound of the kidneys and bladder
Ultrasound of the kidneys and bladder has long been recognised as the optimal diagnostic solution for assessing the functioning of the urinary system. It is easily tolerated by patients, noninvasive, requires no contrast agent and it is available to everyone.
Indications for ultrasound of the kidneys
Doctors recommend performing an ultrasound of the kidneys and bladder if there are indications such as:
- pain in the lumbar region or in the projection of the bladder;
- signs of urolithiasis, manifested by an attack of sharp, cramping pain in the kidney area with rapid downward movement;
- painful urination;
- blood in the urine;
- back injuries and bruises;
- abnormalities in urine tests;
- congenital kidney abnormalities;
- trauma to the urinary system;
- diseases of the genital system;
- suspicion of an inflammatory process in these organs or previous pathologies (cystitis, pyelonephritis);
- metabolic disorders (gout, diabetes mellitus);
- confirmation or denial of the presence of tumor neoplasms.
The study is also actively used in the diagnosis of adenoma of the prostate to find out the presence of residual urine in the bladder after urination.
The standard contraindication for all ultrasound examinations is skin intactness in the examination area (wounds, dermatological abnormalities). This also applies to the ultrasound of the kidneys. After healing, the procedure is allowed.
Preparation for an ultrasound
Ultrasound requires a fluid-filled bladder. Therefore, 2 hours before the procedure you should drink 0.5-1 liters of water and not urinate, or about 1.5-2 liters just before the start.
Procedure of an ultrasound
The patient assumes a supine or lateral position. The doctor lubricates the skin at the examination site with medical gel and starts the ultrasound of the kidneys. The duration of the procedure is 15-20 minutes. An additional scan is often performed after the patient has urinated. Ultrasound is recognised worldwide as the most effective diagnostic method in urology and nephrology. An ultrasound of the kidneys can detect and correctly diagnose abnormalities at an early stage and prescribe the necessary treatment.
Results of an ultrasound
Once the diagnosis has been completed, the specialist prepares a description showing the size of each of the kidneys, their position and other parameters. The report is accompanied by a disk where the examination is recorded in detail.
Advantages of the JSC "Medicine" (Academician Roytberg Clinic)
The Multidisciplinary Medical Center, JSC "Medicine" (Academician Roytberg Clinic), offers:
- examination by professional sonologists with extensive experience;
- diagnostics on premium high-tech machines;
- possibility of an examination at a time that is convenient for you.
Our clinic was the first in Russia to be accredited by the JCI International Commission and was included in the "5 Star" rating by the European Foundation for Quality Management EFQM. This level requires continuous improvement and implementation of new standards of medical care.
Doctors of the JSC "Medicine" (Academician Roytberg Clinic) regularly attend international and all-Russian industry conferences and symposiums, improve their qualifications abroad and conduct scientific activities.
Benefits of the clinic
At the JSC Medicine Center (Academician Roitberg Clinic) in Moscow you can get vaccinated with three vaccines: Sputnik V, Sputnik Light and CoviVac.
Each patient who has been vaccinated in two stages against the new coronavirus infection COVID-19 at the JSC Medicina is given a special badge "Immunity against COVID-19 is confirmed".
The best private clinic in Moscow
The clinic is located in the center of Moscow in a 5-minute walk from underground stations. Two large buildings combine clinic, dentistry, emergency department, pharmacy, laboratory, where patients can test the urine and establish the presence and concentration of any microelement.
If necessary, our specialists perform ultrasound examinations at home, as the clinic has mobile equipment. The price of this service and the cost of the examination in the clinic you can find out in the section "Cost of services" or by phone.