Abdominal Ultrasound | Renal sonar use and value

This article is to illustrate the use, significance and value of Ultrasound investigation of the the urinary system and we are focusing on Renal sonar .-Value and uses of kidney sonar

This article is to illustrate the use, significance and value of Ultrasound investigation of the the urinary system and we are focusing on Renal sonar .

Value and uses of kidney sonar 

1- Size of the kidney
(12 x 6 x3) cm
• Bipolar length (12-14 cm)
   ==> Shrunken
                    - Symmetrical   : Chronic G.N.
                    - Asymmetrical : Chronic Pyelonephritis
   ==> Enlarged
                    - Hydronephrosis
                    - Amyloidosis
                    - Polycystic kidney
                    - Diabetic nephropathy
2- Stones, Tumors, Cyst .
3- Dilated pelvi-calyceal system

4- Echogenecity
- Normally, there is a good differentiation between cortex & medulla.
- If there is poor differentiation = parenchymal disease, e.g. glomerulonephritis or pyelonephritis.
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5- Parenchymal Thickness
- Normally it is around 2 cm
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6- Biopsy guided by sonar
7- Visualization of the bladder .
- Especially bladder emptying, to assess the residual urine after micturation e.g. in cases of bladder neck obstruction, lower part ureters and prostate.

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