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.
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.
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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