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Assessment of renal size based on patient’s position during ultrasound scanning

Sanadi, Nurul Najmi and Ahmad Zaiki, Farah Wahida (2018) Assessment of renal size based on patient’s position during ultrasound scanning. International Journal Of Allied Health Sciences, 2 (2 Special Issue: Medical Imaging on the Rise). pp. 377-382. E-ISSN 2600-8491

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Introduction: The purpose of the study was to assess the size for both kidneys based on the position of patient during ultrasonography examination. Normal renal size measurement is very important to evaluate in determining a healthy kidney. Method: Thirty volunteers, consist of 15 males and 15 females were involved in this study. The patients were scanned in supine, oblique, and prone position. The readings were repeated for three times for each position. Results: The mean length of kidney in supine, oblique and prone were 99.03 mm, 96.32 mm and 95.94 mm, respectively. Meanwhile, the mean width of kidney were 44.30 mm, 44.31 mm and 46.65 mm, respectively. The renal length measurement in prone position was statistically significant with p = 0.023 (p < 0.05), while the renal width measurement in oblique and prone position were statistically significant with p = 0.006 and p = 0.009 respectively. Conclusion: This research emphasised the importance of investigating the different types of position of patient during the ultrasound scanning. The importance mentioned were the reduction of scanning time for patient and cost- effectiveness of the procedures. Besides, it also gave accurate result for the renal measurement.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7649/69266
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ultrasonography, kidney, renal size, renal length, renal width, patient positioning.
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC71 Examination. Diagnosis
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy
Depositing User: Dr Farah Wahida Ahmad Zaiki
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 16:23
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2019 10:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/69266

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