Ultrasound Assessment of Acute Kidney Injury

Linda C. Kelahan, Terry S. Desser, Megan Troxell, Aya Kamaya

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Abstract

Ultrasound assessment of the kidneys in patients with renal impairment has been described in various ways in the critical care, nephrology, and radiology literature, resulting in a somewhat heterogeneous picture of the gray-scale and Doppler ultrasound manifestation of acute kidney injury (AKI). Given that ultrasound assessment can potentially identify reversible causes of AKI or identify underlying chronic kidney disease, it is important for radiologists to be aware of the common etiologies of AKI and the spectrum of ultrasound findings. We review the definition and etiologies of renal injury and introduce the ultrasound SERVeillance framework - assessment of renal size, echogenicity, renal hilum, and vascularity - for the imaging assessment of AKI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-180
Number of pages8
JournalUltrasound quarterly
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

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Acute Kidney Injury
Kidney
Doppler Ultrasonography
Nephrology
Critical Care
Chronic Renal Insufficiency
Radiology
Wounds and Injuries

Keywords

  • acute kidney injury
  • kidney
  • renal biopsy
  • renal ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Kelahan, L. C., Desser, T. S., Troxell, M., & Kamaya, A. (2019). Ultrasound Assessment of Acute Kidney Injury. Ultrasound quarterly, 35(2), 173-180. https://doi.org/10.1097/RUQ.0000000000000389

Ultrasound Assessment of Acute Kidney Injury. / Kelahan, Linda C.; Desser, Terry S.; Troxell, Megan; Kamaya, Aya.

In: Ultrasound quarterly, Vol. 35, No. 2, 01.06.2019, p. 173-180.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Kelahan, LC, Desser, TS, Troxell, M & Kamaya, A 2019, 'Ultrasound Assessment of Acute Kidney Injury', Ultrasound quarterly, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 173-180. https://doi.org/10.1097/RUQ.0000000000000389
Kelahan LC, Desser TS, Troxell M, Kamaya A. Ultrasound Assessment of Acute Kidney Injury. Ultrasound quarterly. 2019 Jun 1;35(2):173-180. https://doi.org/10.1097/RUQ.0000000000000389
Kelahan, Linda C. ; Desser, Terry S. ; Troxell, Megan ; Kamaya, Aya. / Ultrasound Assessment of Acute Kidney Injury. In: Ultrasound quarterly. 2019 ; Vol. 35, No. 2. pp. 173-180.
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