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USIDMS Renal Doppler

What is the normal approx. length of an adult kidney? 8-13cm
What is the name for kidneys that are fused at the lower poles and lie anterior to the aorta? Horseshoe kidneys
Which vessel courses anterior to the aorta and posterior to the SMA? Left renal vein
Where does the right renal artery course in relation to the IVC? Posterior
What type of transducer should be used to evaluate the renal arteries? Low frequency curved transducer
What is the acceleration time determined by? Beginning of systole to the systolic peak.
With a renal vein thrombosis, the renal artery waveforms will demonstrate what? Retrograde diastolic flow
A renal length difference of ______ or more suggests compromised flow 3cm
Describe the renal-aortic ratio Peak systolic renal artery velocity / peak systolic aortic velocity (at level of celiac axis/SMA)
The outermost area of renal tissue underneath the renal capsule Renal cortex
Created by: Stephtier