Renal Sonography

  • Francis S. Weill
  • Edmond Bihr
  • Paul Rohmer
  • François Zeltner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Francis S. Weill, Edmond Bihr, Paul Rohmer, François Zeltner
    Pages 1-26
  3. Francis S. Weill, Edmond Bihr, Paul Rohmer, François Zeltner
    Pages 27-38
  4. Francis S. Weill, Edmond Bihr, Paul Rohmer, François Zeltner
    Pages 39-57
  5. Francis S. Weill, Edmond Bihr, Paul Rohmer, François Zeltner
    Pages 59-81
  6. Francis S. Weill, Edmond Bihr, Paul Rohmer, François Zeltner
    Pages 83-102
  7. Francis S. Weill, Edmond Bihr, Paul Rohmer, François Zeltner
    Pages 103-115
  8. Francis S. Weill, Edmond Bihr, Paul Rohmer, François Zeltner
    Pages 117-127
  9. Francis S. Weill, Edmond Bihr, Paul Rohmer, François Zeltner
    Pages 129-142
  10. Francis S. Weill, Edmond Bihr, Paul Rohmer, François Zeltner
    Pages 143-146
  11. Francis S. Weill, Edmond Bihr, Paul Rohmer, François Zeltner
    Pages 147-155
  12. Francis S. Weill, Edmond Bihr, Paul Rohmer, François Zeltner
    Pages 157-167
  13. Francis S. Weill, Edmond Bihr, Paul Rohmer, François Zeltner
    Pages 169-196
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 197-210

About this book

Introduction

Renal sonography forms a basic part of routine diagnostic strategy. This textbook summarizes eighteen years of experience in diagnostic ultrasound. We want it to serve as a guide to both imagers and mere consumers of information. That is why we shall emphasize practical advice and diagnostic pitfalls; it is also why we shall often deal with the relations of sonography with other diagnostic procedures, which it may complement or replace, precede or follow, the purpose being to achieve efficiency at low cost. We shall limit our subject matter to the kidney itself and the neighboring retroperitoneal compartments, dealing only briefly with the lower urinary tract, which requires specialized procedures. We devoted considerable space to renal sonography in our book Clinical Atlas of Ultrasonic Radiography, published in 1973. Since then, nothing has changed and everything has changed. Nothing, because even then the differential diagnosis between a solid and a cystic mass, the etiologic diagnosis of a nonsecreting kidney, and the positive diagnosis of a traumatic juxtarenal hematoma were quite reliable, making possible drastic reductions in the indications for instrumental roentgenologic examinations. Everything, be­ cause improved resolution and grey scale imaging (already partially achieved in 1973, thanks to real time) have profoundly refined both anatomic and pathologic ultrasonic studies. And now high resolution real time imaging has revolutionized renal examination techniques, whereas Doppler is entering routine ultrasonic diagnosis.

Keywords

Nierenerkrankung Tumor Ultraschalldiagnostik bone diagnosis diagnostics kidney renal cell carcinoma renal failure sonography ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • Francis S. Weill
    • 1
  • Edmond Bihr
    • 2
  • Paul Rohmer
    • 1
  • François Zeltner
    • 3
  1. 1.Radiologie AHôpital Jean MinjozBesançonFrance
  2. 2.Clinique St. VincentRennesFrance
  3. 3.StrasbourgFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-70417-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70419-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70417-8
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