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120 Trinity Place
Athens, GA 30607

Phone: (706) 543-2718
Fax: (706) 353-3709

120 Trinity Place
Athens, Georgia 30607

(706) 543-2718

Renal Ultrasound

Renal ultrasound is a diagnostic study that images the kidney with specialized sound waves.


  • Renal insufficiency
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Urinary retention
  • Hydronephrosis
  • History of complex urinary tract infection
  • Evaluation of kidney size and growth
  • Vesicoureteral reflux


The patient lies on an examining table, and the ultrasound probe is placed against the abdomen along with a special gel that helps to transmit the sound waves. Both kidneys are imaged, but the other organs in the abdomen are not. The entire procedure takes only a few minutes.