B-mode gray-scale ultrasound abnormalities in adult patients: A useful tool in diagnosis of kidney diseases
Ultrasound scanning of the urogenital tract has a pivotal role in revealing most etiologies of renal disease. Moreover, it is also of value in assessment of disease prognosis and its progression. In this review article, details of the examination technique, ultrasonic kidney norms and the clinicoradiological correlation regarding acute and chronic kidney disease are presented. Specific characteristics of diseases viz. acute and chronic glomerulopathy, diabetes, amyloidosis, chronic reflux nephropathy, Nephroangiosclerosis, vasculitis, nephrocalcinosis, cystic diseases of the kidney, renal infarction and obstructive uropathy are presented.
Keywords: acute, chronic, diagnosis, diseases, ultrasound, kidney.
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