Mitral annular calcification

Here is parasternal long axis view obtained from a patient with diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease with altered bone mineral metabolism. Note the hyperechoic calcification along the posterior mitral […]

Valvular vegetations

Though transesophageal echocardiography is required in most patients suspected to have infective endocarditis because of better sensitivity, valvular vegetations can be seen on a transthoracic echocardiogram, especially when large. It […]

A case of bilateral hydronephrosis

A young woman presented with abdominal pain that did not get better with empiric antibiotic therapy for presumed urinary tract infection. Renal sonogram revealed bilateral mild to moderate hydronephrosis. There […]

Ureterovesical junction stone

We have previously talked about ureteral jets and the twinkle artefact. Here is an excellent clip shared by Dr. Robert Jones demonstrating twinkle artefact in the right distal ureter region […]

A case of cardiogenic pulmonary edema

Nephrology was consulted for acute kidney injury and hypervolemia in a chronically ill nursing home resident. You decide to perform lung POCUS to assess extravascular lung water. Multiple B-lines per […]

Comet tail artefacts from metallic objects

Here are the chest ultrasound images from a cardiac surgery patient. They were obtained from the sternal area and represent comet tail artefacts from sternal wires. They look like B-lines […]

Retroperitoneal lymphoma

Here is a renal sonogram obtained from an elderly woman demonstrating bilateral hydronephrosis as well as a heterogeneous mass encasing the left kidney. CT scan of the abdomen included for […]