MR Imaging Evaluation of the Kidneys in Patients with Reduced Kidney Function: Noncontrast Techniques Versus Contrast-Enhanced Techniques

Jaspreet K. Bisla, Manojkumar Saranathan, Diego R Martin, Hina Arif-Tiwari, Bobby T Kalb

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Abstract

MR imaging has been optimized for the evaluation of a multitude of disease processes affecting the kidneys. A wide variety of noncontrast methods are available for the evaluation of both kidney structure and function, which are especially useful in clinical scenarios that obviate the use of intravenous contrast. Contrast-enhanced methods remain important, especially for tumor evaluation, and are used increasingly for functional analysis of quantitative biometrics, such as glomerular filtration rate and kidney blood flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-57
Number of pages13
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

Keywords

  • Contrast-enhanced MR imaging
  • Functional imaging
  • Kidneys
  • Magnetic resonance imaging techniques
  • Noncontrast MR imaging
  • Renal impairment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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