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Semergen. 2016 Sep;42(6):388-94. doi: 10.1016/j.semerg.2015.03.009. Epub 2015 May 14.

[Ultrasound of the urinary system].

[Article in Spanish]

Author information

1
Unidad de Ecografía San Francisco de Asís, Madrid, España; Centro de Diagnóstico Ecográfico, Madrid, España; Grupo de Trabajo de Ecografía de SEMERGEN, Madrid, España.
2
Unidad de Ecografía San Francisco de Asís, Madrid, España; Centro de Diagnóstico Ecográfico, Madrid, España; Grupo de Trabajo de Ecografía de SEMERGEN, Madrid, España; Servicio de Atención Rural, Mejorada del Campo, Madrid, España. Electronic address: raulherzog@hotmail.com.
3
Centro de Salud A Valenza, Ourense, España; Grupo de Trabajo de Ecografía de SEMERGEN, Ourense, España.
4
Unidad de Ecografía San Francisco de Asís, Madrid, España; Centro de Diagnóstico Ecográfico, Madrid, España.

Abstract

Ultrasound techniques are able to provide a fairly complete examination of the urinary system, achieving a high sensitivity in relevant-pathology detection, especially in the kidney, bladder and prostate. Early detection of pathologies such as tumors or urinary tract obstructions, sometimes even before their clinical manifestation, has improved their management and prognosis in many cases. This, added to its low cost and harmlessness, makes ultrasound ideal for early approaches and follow-up of a wide number of urinary system pathologies. In this article, the ultrasound characteristics of the main urinary system pathologies that can be diagnosed by this technique, are reviewed.

KEYWORDS:

Bladder; Cálculos urinarios; Ecografía; Kidney; Neoplasias; Neoplasms; Prostate; Próstata; Riñón; Tracto urinario; Ultrasound; Ureter; Urinary calculi; Urinary tract; Uréter; Vejiga

PMID:
25982474
DOI:
10.1016/j.semerg.2015.03.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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