Radiographics 1997 Jul-Aug;17(4):851-66; discussion 867-8
Department of Radiology, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, USA.
Although computed tomography (CT) is not routinely indicated in uncomplicated renal infection, it is of value in establishing the diagnosis in equivocal cases, in evaluating high-risk patients, and in determining the extent of disease. Unenhanced CT is useful in demonstrating gas, calculi, parenchymal calcifications, hemorrhage, and inflammatory masses. However, a contrast material-enhanced study is essential for complete evaluation of patients with renal inflammatory disease to demonstrate alterations in renal excretion of contrast material that occur as a result of the inflammatory process. Read More