2018 AMI Online Salon

Etiology and Pathogenesis of Kidney Stone Disease

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Maiko Matsuda; Mississauga, Ontario
  • Client: Faculty advisor: Shelley Wall, Content advisor: John Wong
  • Copyright: © 2017 Maiko Matsuda
  • Medium / software used: Clip Studio Paint & Adobe Illustrator CC 2018
  • Final presentation format: Print, 11” x 17” double-page spread in a magazine
  • Primary audience: lay audience

Project Description

 Kidney stones are crystalline deposits that can potentially plug the ureter, resulting in severe pain and potential kidney damage. I created this two-page spread for a popular science magazine (e.g., Scientific American) to teach a lay audience about the etiology and pathogenesis of kidney stone disease at the micro- and macroscale levels. Furthermore, this illustration explores the various types of kidney stones and their underlying causes, as well as additional risk factors that can increase the chance for kidney stone development.