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Tag: POCUS

Sonographic appearance of an ureteral stent

Here is the image of right kidney obtained from a patient with history of obstructive uropathy. Note the hyperechoic double-lined structure in the collecting system area: that’s ureteral stent. Here […]

Execution of the NephroPOCUS curriculum

POCUS program runs smoothly when there are at least 2 (or more) key faculty who can dedicate significant amount of their time to the program development. Depending on the number […]

IVC collapse: fact or artifact?

In clinical practice, size, and collapsibility of the IVC is used as a surrogate for right atrial pressure (RAP). In spontaneously breathing patients, inspiration causes negative intrathoracic pressure and collapses […]

What is LV foreshortening?

This is a commonly heard term in echocardiography. Foreshortening occurs when the ultrasound beam does not cut through the true apex of the left ventricle but transects above and anterior […]

Retroperitoneal hematoma

While performing POCUS, it is important to pay attention to what’s happening ‘around’ the kidney as well – sometimes it can save lives. Here are sonographic images obtained from a […]

Septal bounce in a lupus patient

Here is a subcostal view of the heart obtained from a young lupus patient presenting with symptoms of new onset heart failure. Nephrologists may encounter this type of presentation in […]

The ‘double line’ sign

These images were obtained from a dialysis patient during routine screening for renal cell carcinoma. In addition to kidneys being small with thin parenchyma, note the hypoechoic, sharply demarcated area […]

Pericardial cyst

Pericardial cysts are uncommon and represent approximately 5% of thoracic cysts. Most of these are asymptomatic and usually detected incidentally. However, in case of chest trauma, they can rupture leading […]