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Adrenal gland and renal sonography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10633144     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
A F Little
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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    
Affiliation:
Medical Imaging Department, St. Vincent's Hospital, 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adrenal Gland Diseases / ultrasonography*
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / ultrasonography
Adrenal Glands / ultrasonography*
Humans
Kidney / ultrasonography*
Kidney Diseases / ultrasonography*
Pyelonephritis / ultrasonography
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color

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