Archives: October 7 – 14, 2010


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Puzzle of the Week RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING IN NEPHROLOGY

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Questions

Across

  • 1. The normal thickness of the ______ is approximately 0.3 - 0.5 mm on a renal ultrasound
  • 2. Cortical thinning is an indication of _____ kidney disease
  • 3. Renal ultrasonography produces images based on the amount of _____ sound that the probe receives
  • 4. The time of return of the reflected sound informs the ultrasound machine as to the ____ of the object
  • 5. The acronym for the measurement that is considered diagnostic for renal artery stenosis when its value is > 200 mm/second
  • 6. Echogenicity of the left kidney is compared to the ____
  • 7. Rib shadows are bands of darkness that are deep to the ribs (bone). They occur because ___ of the sound waves are reflected back to the probe
  • 8. This set of criteria are used to characterize cysts as simple or complex
  • 9. Because of __________, structures that are deep to a simple cyst appear whiter than other structures of comparable depth that are NOT deep to a cyst
  • 10. Echogenicity of the Right kidney is compared to the _______

Down

  • 11. Sound that is ________ does not reach the probe and thus, an image is not created
  • 12. The most commonly used radiographic tool used by Nephrologists
  • 13. Objects that are invisible to the ultrasound are those in which no sound is reflected
  • 14. The abdominal X-ray (KUB) is a good tool to detect this type of kidney stone
  • 15. The acronym for the ratio of the peak systolic velocity of the renal artery over the peak systolic velocity of the aorta. Greater than 3.5:1 is considered strongly positive for renal artery stenosis
  • 16. This structure appears hypoechoic to the cortex and has the shape of an inverted triangle (________-________)
  • 17. The peak systolic velocity measurement is based on the ________-__-_____, which states that the area x velocity at point A must equal the area x velocity at point B, provided that both points are continuous with one another
  • 18. how white an object appears on ultrasound -- specifically, the degree to which an object reflects sound
  • 19. This structure is generally thin-walled, without septations, lacking calcifications, and appears hypo-echoic (____-____)
  • 20. Kidney size is directly proportional to the patient's _________
  • 21. The most expensive and most important part of the ultrasound machine

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Renal Biopsy Conference — SEPTEMBER 28

Join the ECU Divisions of Nephrology and Hypertension, Pathology, and Transplantation and Immunology for its monthly Renal Pathology Conference. This month’s topic is:

ANCA-associated crescentic glomerulonephritis

Pre-requisite teaching material is now available by clicking here.

*** Note: Only registered users can participate in the virtual discussion. Not a registered user but interested in becoming one? Click here to complete our quick registration form.



Abstract Submissions — UPDATED OCTOBER 7, 2010

Keep your eyes on Nephrology On-Demand for more information on the following meetings:

International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2011 — Abstract Deadline September 24, 2010
NKF Spring Clinical Meeting 2011 — Abstract Deadline December 3, 2010
North American Society for Dialysis and Transplantation 2010 — Abstract Deadline May 28, 2010
Southern Society for Clinical Investigation 2011 – Young Investigators Forum (YIF) — Abstract deadline October 18, 2010
ACP Medical Student Abstract Competition 2011 — deadline expected to be early-December 2010
ACP Resident and Fellows Abstract Competition 2011 — expected deadline not yet announced; check back in August October 2010 for more information
ISN Abstract Competition 2011 — expected deadline not yet announced
American Transplant Congress 2011 — Abstract Deadline December 3, 2010
International Society of Blood Purification — Abstract Deadline July August 30, 2010
Evidence 2010 — Abstract Deadline August 6, 2010
American Federation of Medical Research: Southern Regional Meetings 2011 — Abstract Deadline October 15, 2010
American Federation of Medical Research: Western Regional Meetings 2011 — Abstract Deadline October 1, 2010
American Society of Hypertension 2011 — Abstract Deadline December 6, 2010
International CRRT Meeting 2011 — Abstract Deadline December 3, 2010


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