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CT Urography: The Mainstay of Urinary Tract Imaging

Dear readers,

Recent advances in multidetector CT have led to the replacement of conventional radiographic examinations of the urinary tract with a new diagnostic technique for urinary and renal pathologies: CT urography. This month’s newsletter provides a comprehensive examination of the role of this new imaging modality in the detection of disorders of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. Dr. Anzidei’s Focus on and Technological Corner review address the technical aspects, the efficacy and the advantages of CT urography. The selected e-book examines urinary tract anatomy and pathology from an imaging point of view, while the selected articles investigate the use of CT urography in three urinary tract diseases. Finally, two clinical cases illustrate practical applications of this advanced imaging technique.

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CT Urography: the gold standard in urinary tract imaging
M. Anzidei

A pivotal role in body imaging, and in particular in the genitourinary field, is played by CT urography: the European Society of Urogenital Radiology has indicated that CT urography is the modality of choice for advanced imaging of the urinary system, including kidneys, ureters and bladder.



Gaudiano C, Tadolini M, Busato F et al. Multidetector CT urography in urogenital tuberculosis: use of reformatted images for the assessment of the radiological findings. A pictorial essay. Radiol (NY). 2017 Apr 8. doi: 10.1007/s00261-017-1129-0

Mace LR, Galloway TL, Ma A et al. Diagnostic yield of CT urography in the evaluation of hematuria in young patients in a military population. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 Feb 17. doi: 10.1007/s00261-017-1084-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Caoili EM, Cohan RH. CT urography in evaluation of urothelial tumors of the kidney.  Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Jun;41(6):1100-1107





Painless hematuria
Man, 70 years old
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