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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Nov;199(5):1060-9. doi: 10.2214/AJR.12.8657.

Assessment of kidney volumes from MRI: acquisition and segmentation techniques.

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Computer Assisted Clinical Medicine, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3, Mannheim 68167, Germany. frank.zoellner@medma.uni-heidelberg.de

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing worldwide. In Europe alone, at least 8% of the population currently has some degree of CKD. CKD is associated with serious comorbidity, reduced life expectancy, and high economic costs; hence, early detection and adequate treatment of kidney disease are important.

CONCLUSION:

We review state-of-the-art MRI acquisition techniques for CKD, with a special focus on image segmentation methods used for the estimation of kidney volume.

PMID:
23096180
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.12.8657
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