Tests could include:
- History and Physical Exam
- Ultrasound of Kidney
- Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
- CT of Kidney
- Kidney Scan
- Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)/Creatinine ratio
- Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
- Ultrasound Scan
- Urine electrolytes measurement
- Glomerular Filtration Rate
- Voiding Urethrocystography
- X-Ray of Kidney-Ureter-Bladder
X-rays are best known for their use in evaluating broken bones. However, they can also be used to look at different parts of the body. An intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is a test that uses an X-ray and dye to show your kidneys and urinary tract. It t...
A renal (kidney) scan is a diagnostic procedure that uses nuclear medicine to examine the anatomy and functioning of your kidneys. A renal scan is also called a renal scintigraphy, renal imaging, or a renogram. During this procedure, a radioactive...
A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes waste and toxins. The system that takes care of that is broadly called the excretory ...
A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues for damage or abnormalities. Often, these images can be combined to create a 3D pict...
An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that used by sonar and radar, which help the military detect planes and ships. An ultrasoun...
Your kidneys are the body’s main filtration system, removing waste products from your blood and releasing them via your urine. The small filters inside your kidneys are known as glomeruli. If your kidneys are not working properly, your glome...
In a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG), an X-ray is taken while the bladder is being emptied (voided) to assess bladder and urethra function. Most commonly, your doctor will recommend a voiding cystourethrogram test to diagnose the cause of recurren...