Dr. Robert: The most important figures
to f/u in ADPKD management are function and Volume of the kidneys.
To see that, We’re going to get a blood test and CT scan
Ms. Marian (46 / F): Okay. Doc.
Seven days later...
Dr. Robert: The renal function is not bad today. eGFR is 68 (mL / min / 1.73 m2). How about your CT scanning on the last week. Did you have any inconvenience during the test?
Ms. Marian (46 / F): No., fortunately, It was not uncomfortable, and CT scans were completed in five minutes.
Dr. Robert: Oh really? Good for you.
Ms. Marian: Yes, I could stand that much.
Dr. Robert: I see. The kidneys look good. I ordered a low dose non-contrast CT, we'll be able to reduce your radiation exposure... and don't have to worry about renal impairment due to contrast. But, the Volume measurement seems to take a little long time. I am trying to calculate TKV by the planimetry method ...
Ms. Marian: Thank you for your kind informati0n, but for me, it's hard to imagine how Kidney looks like even after looking at the image that you showed.
Dr. Robert: Wow… I see…..
I need somebody else to help my planimetry.
I'm trying to do my best... but, I'm exhausted...
* The above story is based on the assumption of a HYPOTHETICAL SITUATION, not that between actual doctor and patient.