Renal infarction

These images were obtained from a patient with no known co-morbidities, who presented with acute right flank pain. There was no history of fever, hematuria, or other symptoms suggestive of […]

Pulmonary veins on cardiac ultrasound

In a recent twitter poll showing this parasternal long axis (PLAX) image, only 36% (N = 301) were able to identify the pulmonary vein. Even though the purpose of POCUS […]

Strange things around the IVC

A medical student is looking for inferior vena cava in a nephrology clinic patient and finds something ‘weird’ adjacent to the IVC.  He/she calls the nephrology fellow for help. Here […]

Multiple cysts in the kidneys

We have previously talked about autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). It is important to distinguish it from acquired cystic kidney disease (ACKD), seen in patients with chronic kidney disease. […]

Prominent renal vascular calcifications

These kidney ultrasound images were obtained from a patient with end-stage kidney disease likely secondary to diabetic nephropathy and hypertensive nephrosclerosis. The patient also had cirrhosis and you can see […]

A-lines all over the abdomen

We previously discussed about the reverberation artifacts in the abdomen resembling A-and B-lines seen on lung ultrasound. A-lines (not standard terminology in abdomen) or the horizontal reverberation artifacts are typically […]

ESRD patient with shortness of breath

A middle-aged patient on maintenance hemodialysis presents with shortness of breath. Patient was undergoing chemotherapy for a hematologic malignancy and compliant with dialysis sessions. Had normal ejection fraction on cardiology-performed […]

Point of Care Renal Ultrasound in AKI: Webinar

Thanks to ultrasound interest group from the National University Hospital of Colombia and the National University for the opportunity. This webinar covers the role of kidney ultrasound in AKI: 1. […]

An uncommon cause of bilateral hydronephrosis

A middle-aged gentleman was seen for elevated serum creatinine. He had a history of recurrent urinary tract infections, urinary urgency, and microscopic hematuria for about 2 years. Kidney ultrasound demonstrated […]