Ultrasound grading of hydronephrosis: Introduction to the system used by the society for fetal urology

S. K. Fernbach*, M. Maizels, J. J. Conway

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Abstract

The Society for Fetal Urology (SFU) was founded in 1988 to study the postnatal evolution of prenatally detected anomalies of the urinary tract by following those neonates whose prenatal studies have brought them to medical attention while asymptomatic. The SFU has attempted to standardize methods of performing and grading the ultrasound and radionuclide examinations in this population. A system to grade upper tract dilatation or hydronephrosis (HN) imaged by ultrasound has been developed and is being used by SFU members in 36 institutions. The appearance of the calices, renal pelvis and renal parenchyma are key in determining the grade of HN and are illustrated in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)478-480
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric radiology
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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