Sonographic determination of renal volume

Radiology. 1983 Jul;148(1):311-2. doi: 10.1148/radiology.148.1.6344137.


The volume of three canine and 34 human kidneys was calculated based on a three-dimensional ellipsoid formula. Following nephrectomy, renal volume was measured by water displacement and/or estimated by determination of renal mass. Linear regression of ultrasound volume with the water-displacement volume and renal mass was ascertained, and the coefficient of determination was calculated. Based on water-displacement measurements, the ellipsoid formula was modified empirically.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Dogs
  • Humans
  • Kidney / pathology*
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Models, Biological
  • Nephrectomy
  • Organ Size
  • Statistics as Topic
  • Ultrasonography*
  • Urologic Diseases / pathology*