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The Renal Vasculature

The kidneys are located _____________ in the dorsal abdominal cavity retroperitoneally
Where do the renal artery, vein, and ureter enter and leave? renal hilum
The renal arteries can be identified _____ below the transpyloric plane 2cm
The majority of renovascular disease is caused by what? atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis
What are other complications of renal arteries? aortic dissection extending into renal arteries, aneurysms, coarctationn, AV fistulae, arteritis, compression
What is best patient position when evaluating renal arteries? supine with head slightly elevated
What type of transducer is used to evaluate renal arteries? phased or curved array 2-5 MHz
What is normal waveform of renal artery? rapid systolic upstroke, a slightly blunted peak, and forward diastolic flow
What are ranges for PSV of renal artery? 90 to 120 cm/s
A renal artery stenosis of less than hemodynamic significance is identified by an elevated PSV of _______ and RAR of _______ and most notably, the absence of poststenotic signal > 180 cm/s, <3.5
Created by: bnlane