An introduction to renal point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS).
Genitourinary ultrasound includes the evaluation of the bladder and the kidneys. While there are many potential applications of renal ultrasound in the emergency department, the most common indication for point-of-care renal ultrasound is the evaluation for hydronephrosis, which can be an indicator of urolithiasis in the setting of suspected renal colic.
The information herein is not a substitute for professional clinician training and experience and may not include all possible patient to patient variations. Clinicians are solely responsible for patient care and for exercising their independent clinical judgment at all times.