Ultrasound – Mesenteric and Renal Artery

This ultrasound is used to detect a narrowing in the arteries that lead to the kidneys, and intestine,  and is often done when patients are losing kidney function or have extremely high blood pressure, or have abdominal pain related to eating.  This test also uses ultrasound waves, and typically takes two to three hours. Patients should refrain from eating or drinking for eight hours prior to the test to allow the ultrasound waves to penetrate into the arteries.

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