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.
This is a repost of an older post from the old version of the blog. The video is the original and a little older quality. I plan to eventually redo the video with some additions; but for the time being here is the video for reference and education.
My colleagues and I published an article in Academic Emergency Medicine, the journal for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, about something we termed the Ski Lift. This is a method to help assist in viewing the needle during in-plane guidance for realtime ultrasound guidance for vascular access.
A brief description is presented here with a video, the full article can be found at: