Renal ultrasound: Role in modern day practice

Author(s): Dr A Khan, Dr S Burbidge

Hospital: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Reference: RAD Magazine, 44, 517, 21


Renal ultrasound is a frequently used examination and serves as an essential tool in diagnosing common and complex renal pathologies. Over the past few decades it has also served as a guide to invasive renal procedures. High quality affordable and portable scanners have given ultrasound a pivotal role in day-to-day management of patients. With increasing demand on services, different specialities have adapted to incorporate renal ultrasound training in their curricula. In this article we explore indications and ultrasound findings of common renal pathologies.

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