Emergency Department Targeted Ultrasound for the Detection of Hydronephrosis

2014-08-27 03:35:12 | BioPortfolio


An Emergency Department Targeted Ultrasound (EDTU) is an ultrasound examination performed by an emergency department physician, instead of a radiologist or ultrasound technician. EDTU is intended to be a readily assessable test performed at the bedside, to quickly and safely determine the presence of a disease state; it answers a binary question, as compared to formal ultrasound imaging which seeks to determine the cause of a patient's symptoms.

The objective of this study is to determine the accuracy of EDTU in patients suspected of renal colic. By demonstrating excellent test characteristics, these investigators hope that this research will be used to incorporate EDTU for hydronephrosis into standard emergency care in Canada.

Study Design

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic




emergency department targeted ultrasound imaging


Kingston General Hospital
K7L 2V7




Queen's University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:35:12-0400

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