Diagnostic imaging of acute pyelonephritis (APN) in renal transplanted patients is an important clinical issue. While conventional ultrasonography (US) has a limited diagnostic role, contrast-enhanced computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) represent the gold standard diagnostic tests. However, nephrotoxicity of either iodinated or paramagnetic contrast medium limits their use, especially in patients with kidney disease. Contrast-enhanced US (CEUS) may detect poorly perfused parenchymal renal areas, a useful feature in the diagnosis of APN. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of CEUS in APN compared with MRI as the reference test.
|Titolo:||Diagnosis of acute pyelonephritis by contrast-enhanced ultrasonography in kidney transplant patients|
GALLIENI, MAURIZIO ALBERTO (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||acute pyelonephritis; cadence contrast pulse sequence; contrast-enhanced ultrasound; magnetic resonance; urinary tract infection|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/14 - Nefrologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||feb-2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1093/ndt/gfq417|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|