Show Summary Details
Page of

Urinary Tract MR Imaging 

Urinary Tract MR Imaging
Chapter:
Urinary Tract MR Imaging
Author(s):

Tereza Poghosyan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199738496.003.0006
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2016. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 19 October 2019

Chapter 6 investigates how MR imaging has become one of the essential modalities for evaluating the urinary tract, especially by providing exquisite and unique soft tissue contrast and allowing accurate assessment of a wide range of pathology. Existing and emerging applications, including renal mass characterization, evaluation of the collecting systems and bladder, staging of malignancies, depiction of anomalies of the urinary system, MR angiography, are discussed, along with its use for guidance of percutaneous tumour ablation and post-procedural follow-up. Functional MR nephron-urography as a developing technique combining structural and functional data within a single examination is also discussed, along with the use of multi-coil array body surface coils to increase the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and obtain high-resolution images.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.