Urinary Tract Imaging

The urinary tract consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra and, in men, the prostate gland.
Imaging of the urinary tract involve the following tests
Plain kidney-Plain x-rays can reveal opaque renal calculi, Intravenous Urogram-Diagnosis of medullary sponge kidney, Ultrasonography-Indirect measure of bladder function investigate the acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, congenital anomalies, Nuclear medicine - Including mercaptoacetyltriglycine (MAG3) and dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scans and provides information regarding renal perfusion, Cystography-Urinary stress incontinence can be assessed, Computed tomography (CT) scan-Detects renal calculi, renal and bladder neoplasms and renal trauma, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan-This is used in the groups of patients who are at risk of contrast nephropathy, allergy to contrast agents, renal cell carcinoma and Women with chronic urinary tract infections. More invasive tests like Ureteropyelography and Angiography.
Related Journals of Urinary Tract Imaging
Clinical Genitourinary Cancer, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Kidney International, Advances in Chronic Kidney Diseases, Clinical Kidney Journal.

 

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