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Ultrasound in Nephrology
Sonography is essential for management of patients with kidney disease. Reductions in the size and cost of equipment has transformed sonography into a procedure that can be performed by clinicians. Point-of-care ultrasound enhances physician convenience and efficiency, and streamlines and expedites patient care with less fragmentation. Learn more.
Sonograms performed by nephrologists are billable procedures. Lastly, sonography as it relates to nephrology practice is not a difficult skill to acquire and training is available. Learn more.
Applications of ultrasound in nephrology include:
Kidney anatomy. Renal sonograms are required for most nephrology patients and ultrasound is the preferred method for assessing urinary retention. Learn more.
Vascular access. Ultrasound is the standard of care for placement of dialysis catheters, and arteriovenous fistulae and grafts can be non-invasively evaluated at the bedside. Learn more.
Kidney biopsy. Ultrasound is the preferred modality for guiding biopsies. Learn more.
Fluid management. Limited sonography of the chest can improve assessment of intravascular volume. Learn more.
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