Renal Ultrasound

  • Jennifer Simmons
  • Pat F. FulghamEmail author
Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)


Technical innovations have resulted in the creation of lower-cost and portable ultrasound machines that have the potential to provide a valuable tool to assist in bedside evaluation. Point-of-service ultrasound is well suited for the expeditious diagnosis of renal disorders while facilitating subsequent therapeutic interventions such as percutaneous procedures and ablations. The combination of an accurate diagnostic tool with the clinical acumen of a well-trained urologist is likely to improve health-care delivery while reducing the cost of providing that care.


Left Kidney Renal Mass Renal Cyst Renal Ultrasound Renal Sinus 
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Dr Simmons wanted to acknowledge and thank Daniel Rukstalis, MD for his contributions to the chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of UrologyGeisinger Medical CenterDanvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of UrologyTexas Health Presbyterian DallasDallasUSA

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