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Can Andrenal Glands Be Seen In A Kidney Ultrasound?

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Posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Question: Hello, I have a quick question, when doing an Kidney ultrasound, can the adrenal glands also be seen clearly? Thanks!
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Ultrasound is not very useful in the evaluation of adrenal glands.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for writing to HealthcareMagic,
I've gone through your query and understand your concern,

Ultrasound is not very useful in the evaluation of adrenal glands.
Unless it is enlarged due to tumour,trauma etc ,it is difficult to see adrenal glands.
Generally we practice different scanning approach while evaluating adrenal glands.
When we are requested specifically for adrenal then we focus on adrenals meticulously.
Right adrenal gland is more easy to evaluate than left adrenal gland.

It is important to know that CT and MRI are very sensitive to detect adrenal pathology.

Hope I have answered your query.
Further queries are most welcome.
Please rate may answer if you are satisfied.

Take Care
Dr. Indu XXXXXXX
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Can Andrenal Glands Be Seen In A Kidney Ultrasound?

Brief Answer: Ultrasound is not very useful in the evaluation of adrenal glands. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for writing to HealthcareMagic, I've gone through your query and understand your concern, Ultrasound is not very useful in the evaluation of adrenal glands. Unless it is enlarged due to tumour,trauma etc ,it is difficult to see adrenal glands. Generally we practice different scanning approach while evaluating adrenal glands. When we are requested specifically for adrenal then we focus on adrenals meticulously. Right adrenal gland is more easy to evaluate than left adrenal gland. It is important to know that CT and MRI are very sensitive to detect adrenal pathology. Hope I have answered your query. Further queries are most welcome. Please rate may answer if you are satisfied. Take Care Dr. Indu XXXXXXX