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Renal Artery Ultrasound Dayton, OH

Renal Artery UltrasoundAn Overview

A renal artery ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging procedure that uses sound waves to create images of the renal arteries. The renal arteries carry oxygen-rich blood to the kidneys.

Why is a renal artery ultrasound performed?

A renal artery ultrasound is performed to look for blockages or narrowing of the renal arteries. Your physician may also order a renal artery ultrasound to monitor existing renal artery disease or as a follow up after surgery.


Renal Artery Ultrasound What to Expect

How To Prepare

Your physician will explain all aspects of your testing during your visit. In most cases, patients will be asked to not eat or drink 8 hours before the ultrasound. Fasting before the ultrasound provides clearer visibility for the technician and physician.

What To Expect

During a renal artery ultrasound, you will lie on your back on an exam table. Your technician will apply gel to the transducer and carefully move the transducer around the abdomen to produce images on the renal artery. Your technician may ask you to roll over, hold your breath, or move during the testing to get a clearer image of the renal artery. The entire procedure takes about 60 minutes to complete and is typically performed in the morning.

Once the ultrasound is completed, your technician will wipe any excess gel from the abdomen. The renal artery ultrasound is a painless, safe procedure that generally takes one hour to complete.

Buckeye Heart & Vascular

Why choose Buckeye Heart & Vascular?

Buckeye Heart & Vascular Institute is a multi-specialty facility dedicated to providing comprehensive, advanced cardiac and vascular services. Our facility takes a more personalized, patient-focused approach to cardiac care to ensure our patients receive treatment tailored to their specific needs.

Dr. Sukir Sinnathamby, Dr. B.K. Srivastava, and Dr. Mark Krebs specializes in various aspects of cardiology, including diagnostic cardiology testing, electrophysiology, vascular testing, echocardiography, and stress tests

Our team of cardiologists works collaboratively to provide patients with diagnostic testing, advanced imaging, and cutting-edge treatment to address various cardiac and vascular concerns.

Patients can receive the highest level of care in one of our state of the art facilities in Dayton, OH; Springboro, OH; and Beavercreek, OH.