Sonography in Renal Disease

Ultrasound examination of the renal tract is one of the primary imaging methods to verify the presence of urinary obstruction, calculi, neoplasms, and other focal findings. This short article summarises important aspects of sonography for some typical renal abnormalities without claiming to be a comprehensive treatment. Since sonography is frequently nonspecific, clinical laboratory findings are of utmost importance in the assessment. Consequently, the ultrasound examination should be undertaken by the clinician.

Fig. 1: Normal-sized right kidney of a 65-year oldmale with smooth surface,...
Fig. 1: Normal-sized right kidney of a 65-year oldmale with smooth surface, homogenous echo pattern of echogenicity less than the liver and typical echo-poor medullar pyramid

This article was first published in the VISIONS, issue 9/2006, a publication of Toshiba Medical Systems


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