Ultrasound in Nephrology

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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.

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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:

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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.

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Kidney biopsy. Ultrasound is the preferred modality for guiding  biopsies. Learn more.

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Fluid management. Limited sonography of the chest can improve assessment of intravascular volume. Learn more