Contrast-enhanced ultrasound of the kidneys

P. Beemster, P.L. Pes, H. Wijkstra

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Several imaging techniques can be used for visualization of the kidneys dependent on the indication. Ultrasound (US), computerized tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are most commonly used. US is a safe, relatively inexpensive, noninvasive, and widely available imaging method. It is therefore often used as a screening tool, especially for nephrolithiasis, hydronephrosis, renal masses, and perirenal processes. Often, in case of an abnormal finding, a CT or MRI follows for more detailed information about the extent, the anatomical landmarks, and eventually surgical treatment planning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Interventional Ultrasonography in Urology
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781848002166
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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    Beemster, P., Pes, P. L., & Wijkstra, H. (2009). Contrast-enhanced ultrasound of the kidneys. In Contemporary Interventional Ultrasonography in Urology (pp. 123-129). Springer.