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Curr Urol Rep. 2018 Sep 11;19(11):93. doi: 10.1007/s11934-018-0843-7.

Use of MR Urography in Pediatric Patients.

Author information

1
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, USA. cara.morin@stjude.org.
2
Department of Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.
3
Department of Radiology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
4
Department of Radiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
5
Division of Pediatric Urology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

In this article, we describe the basics of how magnetic resonance urography (MRU) is performed in the pediatric population as well as the common indications and relative performance compared to standard imaging modalities.

RECENT FINDINGS:

Although MRU is still largely performed in major academic or specialty imaging centers, more and more applications in the pediatric setting have been described in the literature. MRU is a comprehensive imaging modality for evaluating multiple pediatric urologic conditions combining excellent anatomic detail with functional information previously only available via renal scintigraphy. While generally still reserved for problem solving, MRU should be considered for some conditions as an early imaging technique.

KEYWORDS:

Children; Hydronephrosis; Imaging; Kidneys; Renal transplant; Urinary tract

PMID:
30206713
PMCID:
PMC6132788
DOI:
10.1007/s11934-018-0843-7
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