Renal tract ultrasound in children

Author(s): Dr J M Stedman, Dr K M Park

Hospital: Children's Hospital, Oxford

Reference: RAD Magazine, 40, 465, 15-16


Ultrasound is a safe and non-invasive way of assessing the anatomy of the urinary tract in children. Renal tract ultrasound is one of the most commonly performed imaging examinations in paediatric radiology departments around the UK.

Performing imaging investigations in children is often challenging and, together with the array of specific pathologies that may be encountered, necessitates a dedicated approach to obtain high quality diagnostic images. The majority of imaging in children therefore will be carried out either within a specialist children’s hospital or in a district general hospital by an imaging professional who has a specialist interest and experience in paediatric imaging.

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