Ultrasound Scan

An ultrasound scan is a safe and painless test that uses sound waves to make images. Your child’s urinary tract (kidneys, tubes and bladder) will be scanned to check whether they look normal. This test normally takes about 20 minutes and is usually done in the x-ray department of the hospital using a ‘microphone’ and jelly on your child’s tummy.

However, if your child is very young and has kidney scars, an ultrasound scan may not show them very clearly, in which case, your child will need a DMSA scan.

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