Point of Care Ultrasound: Pediatric Renal and Bladder

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Course Credit: 2 hours

Case Goals

  1. List the indications for performing a pediatric renal/bladder point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS)
  2. Describe the technique for performing renal/bladder POCUS
  3. Identify hydronephrosis and its appearance at different severities
  4. List the limitations of renal/bladder POCUS
  5. Advanced: Recognize direct and other indirect signs of nephrolithiasis as well as gross renal/bladder structural anomalies such as cysts and masses


Read the ALiEM PEM POCUS Series: Pediatric Renal and Bladder Ultrasound tutorial and then test your knowledge in the quiz below.

Course Authors

  • Dr. Philip Sosa
  • Dr. Maytal Firnberg


  • Series Editor: Dr. Margaret Lin-Martore
  • Content Editors and Peer Reviewers: Dr. Margaret Lin-Martore, Dr. Ashkon Shaahinfar, Dr. Aaron Kornblith, Dr. Lilly Bellman

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