describe the decision-making processes used to reach the diagnosis,discuss why alternative diagnosis might be possible or why rejected.

During your course you are required to produce an essay (1000 word length).

A patient pathway allows discussion of the presenting symptoms, ultrasound appearances, differential diagnosis and further imaging of an ultrasound finding. These are not based on real patients. A patient pathway allows discussion of the basic principles of diagnostic technique by reviewing patient pathway related to recently published literature.

Hydronephrosis

Title: Patient pathway: Hydronephrosis ultrasound diagnosis

Below are subheadings, please follow the template

Likely presenting symptoms:

This section should include discussion of the typical or commonly encountered symptoms a patient with these findings might present with.
This should include justification of the examination, priority, timings of examination etc.
How these symptoms relate to the findings.

Typical ultrasound image appearances:

In this section you should describe the typical ultrasound appearances as detailed in relevant, current literature.

Justification of diagnosis

In this section describe the decision-making processes used to reach the diagnosis, also include discussion of why alternative diagnosis might be possible or why rejected.

Further imaging

This should include discussion of supporting imaging required and/or a brief timeline of follow up ultrasound imaging. You do NOT need to include mention of surgical, medical, histological or other non-imaging follow up.

References: When you use a reference in the text ensure that the style you use complies with the harvard referencing

Appendices are not required

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Approximately 250 words