A kidney and bladder ultrasound, or renal ultrasound, uses high frequency sound waves transmitted through a transducer (probe) to visualize and assess your kidneys, ureters (small muscular tubes that join the kidneys with the bladder), and urinary bladder.
Please inform the sonographer performing your exam if you have had surgery related to one of these organs, if you have a history of kidney stones, or if you have stents placed in the ureters or urinary bladder.
We do our best to have our radiologists interpret the information and forward the results to your doctor by the next business day.
This exam is covered under the Alberta and Saskatchewan Health Care Plans.
Please ensure that you bring your requisition with you to your appointment.