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Monday, April 4, 2011

Kidney Stone Using Toshiba Xario XG

A kidney stone is a hard mass developed from crystals that separate from the urine within the urinary tract. Normally, urine contains chemicals that prevent or inhibit the crystals from forming. These inhibitors do not seem to work for everyone, however, so some people form stones. If the crystals remain tiny enough, they will travel through the urinary tract and pass out of the body in the urine without being noticed.
Kidney stones may contain various combinations of chemicals. The most common type of stone contains calcium in combination with either oxalate or phosphate. These chemicals are part of a person’s normal diet and make up important parts of the body, such as bones and muscles.
A less common type of stone is caused by infection in the urinary tract. This type of stone is called a struvite or infection stone. Another type of stone, uric acid stones, are a bit less common, and cystine stones are rare.
Can you see the echodense in the kidney which cast shadow? That is the kidney stone which measured 6mm.


Anonymous said...


I have a few questions and hope you can advise:
1. How many sonographers does a hospital usually have?

2. Is there really good job opportunities as a sonographer in Malaysia?

3. Can someone from other health science field be a sonographer?

Thank you:)

mamaafzal said...

to anonymous:
1.it depends on the workload of each hospitals.normally cardiac unit need more than 1 cardiac tech/sonographer, same goes with O&G sonographers. But for radiology, normally they only hire 1 sonographer.

2.So far, I have been offered by2-3 centre to work for them. so i guess, the opportunities are really good!

3.Yes, sonographers nomrally from science dgree holder who enrolled a post grad diploma in ultrasound or being trained by any teaching hospitals...

Anonymous said...

Hey...have you heard of any openings for permanent Sonographer positions or locum positions recently?


mamaafzal said...

check my latest post!


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