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<br /> Ultrasound<br /> Quick guide<br /> Focused renal ultrasound<br /> Michael B. Stone, MD<br /> Legacy Emanuel Medical Center<br /> Portland OR<br /> The more you see, the more you can do<br /> Flank pain is a common presentation in the emergency department (ED).<br /> Focused renal ultrasound is useful when evaluating patients for obstructive<br /> uropathy whether due to urolithiasis, urinary retention, or other less common<br /> etiologies. Focused renal ultrasound done at the bedside provides immediate<br /> information and does not expose patients to ionizing radiation.<br /> Focused renal ultrasound<br /> Patient positioning and transducer selection<br /> • The patient is typically positioned<br /> in a supine position, but may be rolled<br /> into a lateral decubitus position<br /> if preferred.<br /> • A low-frequency curvilinear transducer’s<br /> wider field of view and improved tissue<br /> penetration facilitates identification<b<a title="Philips-Renal_QuickGuide_FINAL-Zmag page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3b128229?page=1"> Ultrasound Quick guide Focused renal ultra</a> <a title="Philips-Renal_QuickGuide_FINAL-Zmag page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3b128229?page=2"> Focused renal ultrasound Patient positioning and</a> <a title="Philips-Renal_QuickGuide_FINAL-Zmag page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3b128229?page=3"> Focused renal ultrasound Examination technique –</a> <a title="Philips-Renal_QuickGuide_FINAL-Zmag page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3b128229?page=4"> Focused renal ultrasound Examination technique –</a> <a title="Philips-Renal_QuickGuide_FINAL-Zmag page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3b128229?page=5"> For additional resources related to POC ultrasoun</a>