What it’s Like to Get a Kidney Stone Ultrasound

You might be living with kidney stones and not even know it. Many people live with kidney stones and are symptom-free. But when you start having sharp pain deep in your back or your side, you may need a kidney stone ultrasound to help diagnose the problem. From the ultrasound images, a radiologist can clearly see the stones – which show up as white spots. With this information, your doctor can determine the best next steps for your treatment to help you feel better. So if your doctor says you need a kidney stone ultrasound, here’s what to expect: