Introduction to Renal Ultrasound

An introductory lecture for renal ultrasound.  Renal Point of Care Ultrasound focuses on the diagnosis and grading of hydronephrosis. This is the indirect way of diagnosing nephrolithiasis in transit through the ureter rather than direct visualization of the stone, such as with CT imaging.  Data has shown that the use of ultrasound to diagnose the hydronephrosis in the appropriate clinical setting performs similar to CT with regard to diagnosis and outcomes.