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Nephrologists as sonographers

Sonography is critical to many aspects of nephrology practice and can enhance your clinical skills in addition to providing seamless and efficient care for your patients. The ability of nephrologists to learn this skill and successfully incorporate it into practice has been well documented. Sonography is easily learned and enjoyable, training is available, and examinations are billable. 



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