The kidney, because of its anatomic location in the flanks, can be imaged through more ultrasonic windows than any other abdominal organ. As a result, one has a greater chance of obtaining good images of this organ than of more central intra- or retroperitoneal organs which possess fewer ultrasonic windows and can more readily be obscured by overlying gas-filled bowel.


Linear Array Renal Mass Ultrasound Beam Erect Position Gain Setting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Leon Skolnick
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Presbyterian-University HospitalPittsburghUSA

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