This comprehensive reference discusses the use of ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and radioisotopes in the imaging of the adult and pediatric urinary tract. With contributions by leading authorities in the field, this source covers a wide array of uroradiological topics ranging from the use of MRI or multislice CT in urography to image-guided ablation of renal tumours.
This book will cover the modern use of ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and radioisotopes in imaging the urinary tract. It will also offer an insight into new advancements in these modalities, including the fast developing field of functional imaging.
This book offers information about a wide range of uroradiological topics, ranging from the use of magnetic resonance imaging or multislice computed tomography in urography to image-guided ablation of renal tumors. The importance of using helical computed tomography in diagnosing stones of the urinary tract and determining the nature of complicated renal cysts is discussed and the use of the magnetic resonance imaging technique in imaging the prostate and the urinary tract in infants and children. In addition, the use of imaging to guide interventional urological procedures and recent developments in interventional urinary tract radiologic techniques are reviewed. The use of imaging in planning for nephron-sparing surgery and for managing patients with renal artery stenosis is also discussed. Furthermore, as the kidney is the main route of elimination of water-soluble contrast media, which are regularly used in imaging the urinary tract, the safety of these agents is addressed.