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- Unilateral flank pain, low back pain, lower abdominal pain, or groin pain
- Undifferentiated abdominal, flank, groin, or genital pain
- Dysuria (pain with urination)
- Anuria or Oliguria (decreased urinary output)
- Urinary incontinence or problems voiding
Renal Ultrasound Preparation
- The patient will lie supine.
- If you are having difficulty getting views you can have the patient sit up and scan posteriorly or have them lay in the left/right lateral decubitus positions.
Ultrasound Machine Preparation
- Transducer: Curvilinear Ultrasound Probe or Phased Array Probe.
- Preset: Abdominal or Renal
- Machine Placement: Place the machine on the patient’s right side so you can scan with your right hand and manipulate ultrasound buttons with your left hand.