How are Renovascular Diseases Diagnosed?

A general exam, with blood and urine tests, will show problems. Your health care provider may then order more studies. These diseases can be diagnosed with a group of tests that evaluate your overall kidney function and blood flow.

Imaging tests to see if your renal arteries have narrowed include:

  • A doppler ultrasound of the renal arteries
  • A renal angiogram to see a silhouette of the renal artery
  • A 3D CT renal angiogram to see the cause of renal artery stenosis; to see the extent of the disease; to see if the aorta is blocked