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No, a renal artery scan is a painless and non-invasive process. The transducer is moved lightly over the skin, and you may sometimes experience moderate pressure or discomfort. No needles, injections, or radiation exposures are involved in this diagnostic procedure.
A renal artery scan is recommended to monitor kidney function and evaluate blood flow in the renal arteries. It helps in the detection of any constriction, blockages, or anomalies in the renal arteries that may have an impact on kidney health. Healthcare practitioners at Family Medicine NYC PC can decide on appropriate treatment options and treatments to maintain or improve kidney function by detecting issues such as renal artery stenosis or renal artery disease.
No known risks or side effects are associated with this non-invasive diagnostic procedure. It is a safe treatment that uses ultrasonic technology without radiation exposure. The gel used during the scan is hypoallergenic and does not cause any adverse side effects.
This non-invasive and painless diagnostic procedure usually takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete. The exact time may vary depending on the individual factors and the case’s complexity.