Kidney - close-up - image description

The diagram shows the position of the two kidneys in the body one on each side. The kidneys are shaped like a bean and are positioned just above the level of the belly button. From each of the kidneys a tube called the ureter leads into the bladder. This is positioned at the lower part of the abdomen. A tube called the urethra leads from the bladder to take the urine out of the body. The diagram also includes a more detailed cross-section of the kidney that shows the inside of the kidney. The middle section is called the renal pelvis. It develops into the ureter, which leads to the bladder.