Document Detail

Adrenal gland and renal sonography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10633144     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ultrasound (US) is an established imaging modality for the assessment of the kidneys and adrenal glands. The advantages include its lack of ionizing radiation, speed, multiplanar real time evaluation, and cost compared with more expensive modalities. The addition of color Doppler also permits accurate evaluation of blood flow, which is especially useful in renal assessment. As with all sonography, both renal and adrenal US are highly dependent on the operator's skill and experience and require meticulous scanning techniques. In particular, adrenal sonography can be difficult due to the lack of a satisfactory acoustic window through which the incident US beam passes. This review summarizes the various morphologic appearances seen in common renal and adrenal pathologies, many of which have characteristic US appearances enabling accurate diagnosis.
A F Little
Related Documents :
1350344 - Difficulties in localization and treatment of insulinomas in type 1 multiple endocrine ...
3632004 - Sclerosing agents in the treatment of telangiectasia. comparison of the clinical and hi...
8723834 - Microsurgical composite tissue transplantation at difficult recipient sites facilitated...
17988264 - Management of portal vein thrombosis in liver transplantation: influence on morbidity a...
24533204 - Retroperitoneal fibrosis: a rare cause of acute renal failure.
398524 - The relationship between disturbed metabolism of vitamin d and bone disease in chronic ...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0364-2313     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Surg     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-03     Completed Date:  2000-02-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704052     Medline TA:  World J Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical Imaging Department, St. Vincent's Hospital, 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065, Australia.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Adrenal Gland Diseases / ultrasonography*
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / ultrasonography
Adrenal Glands / ultrasonography*
Kidney / ultrasonography*
Kidney Diseases / ultrasonography*
Pyelonephritis / ultrasonography
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Ultrasound of the hepatobiliary-pancreatic system.
Next Document:  Ultrasound of the spleen.