Imaging the Kidneys

Hina Arif-Tiwari, Bobby Kalb, Richard C. Semelka, Diego R. Martin

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    Accurate and precise diagnosis of disorders of kidney parenchyma, vasculature, and collecting system can be achieved by utilization of advanced imaging techniques that have rapidly evolved in the past few years. Fluoroscopic techniques and ultrasonography may be used as first-line modalities; functional analysis can be obtained by scintigraphy and magnetic resonance urography. Computed tomography is the modality of choice for stone disease and obstructive uropathy. Evaluation of focal and diffuse kidney parenchymal abnormalities can be done by magnetic resonance imaging, which also plays a key role in assessing the kidney vasculature and collecting system, both in native and transplant kidneys, in addition to parenchymal disorders and focal lesions.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationNational Kidney Foundation's Primer on Kidney Diseases
    ISBN (Electronic)9780323477949
    ISBN (Print)9780323510608
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


    • computed tomography
    • imaging
    • magnetic resonance imaging
    • magnetic resonance urography
    • radiology, chronic kidney disease
    • ultrasonography

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)


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