BCPoCUS - BC Point of Care Ultrasound

BC Point of Care Ultrasound

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Hydronephrosis

Rapid Summary

When to Scan:

  • Flank pain
  • Hematuria
  • Pyelonephritis (to rule-out obstructive uropathy)

*Remember to scan the aorta, too, in any patient over 50!

5 Minute Video

Where to put the probe:

RUQ renal probe placement-min2

• At level of xiphoid process
• Mid-axillary line
• Start parallel with floor then sweep posterior as needed

LUQ renal probe placement-min

• Same movements as R renal scan, but often more superior and posterior
• Can start with transducer touching the bed then move anterior as needed

When to scan:

  • Flank pain
  • Hematuria
  • Pyelonephritis (to rule-out obstructive uropathy)

*Remember to scan the aorta, too, in any patient over 50!

Where you put the probe:

• At level of xiphoid process
• Mid-axillary line
• Start parallel with floor then sweep posterior as needed

RUQ renal probe placement-min2

• Same movements as R renal scan, but often more superior and posterior
• Can start with transducer touching the bed then move anterior as needed

LUQ renal probe placement-min

Findings