Parapelvic cyst mimicking hydronephrosis

Parapelvic cysts can mimic hydronephrosis because of their anechoic nature (like urine, clear fluid in the cysts is also black on ultrasound) and close proximity to the collecting system. Hydronephrosis […]

Pleural effusion: The ‘Spine sign’

Spine sign: visualization of the vertebral bodies in the thoracic cavity above the diaphragm – indicative of pleural effusion. In the absence of pleural effusion, the spine is obscured by […]

Lung ultrasound: A and B-lines

Lung ultrasonography can be used alone or in conjunction with limited echocardiography and sonographic assessment of the inferior vena cava to determine a patient’s volume status in day-to-day nephrology practice. […]

Hydronephrosis

On the sonogram, hydronephrosis appears as branching, interconnected areas of decreased echogenicity (anechoic or black in general, indicating the presence of fluid) in the renal collecting system. The source of […]

Obstructed Foley catheter

The image shows distended urinary bladder (anechoic region) despite having a Foley catheter (Foley Balloon indicated with the letter ‘F’) in place indicative of an obstructed catheter, which can occur […]

The Journey Begins

Following are some of Dr. K’s published articles on POCUS. See the visual abstracts section for other important POCUS-related literature: Execution of POCUS curriculum for Nephrology trainees; Kidney360 Review article […]