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Renal Parenchymal and Inflammatory Diseases

  • Emilio QuaiaEmail author
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Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Renal parenchymal diseases may be characterized by grayscale and color and power Doppler ultrasound (US). The most typical appearance of renal parenchymal diseases on grayscale US is a diffuse increase in echogenicity of parenchyma of both kidneys with an increased or a reduced visibility of renal pyramids. Color and power Doppler analysis of intrarenal flows may reveal an increase in the resistive index value (>0.7). Even though grayscale and Doppler US provide morphological and functional evaluations of renal parenchymal diseases, they do not present high specificity and sensitivity in the characterization of the different renal parenchymal diseases

Keywords

Lupus Nephritis Glomerular Basement Membrane Acute Interstitial Nephritis Proliferative Glomerulonephritis Renal Vein Thrombosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyCattinara Hospital, University of TriesteTriesteItaly

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