Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 19–26

Nephrocalcinosis in radiographs, computed tomography, sonography and histology

  • F. Manz
  • W. Jaschke
  • G. van Kaick
  • R. Waldherr
  • E. Willich
Originals

DOI: 10.1007/BF00973964

Cite this article as:
Manz, F., Jaschke, W., van Kaick, G. et al. Pediatr Radiol (1980) 9: 19. doi:10.1007/BF00973964

Abstract

In 12 patients with nephrocalcinosis, radiographs were compared with computed tomography, sonography and histology. Computed tomography detects nephrocalcinosis at a very early stage of the disease, gives a better picture of the density and exten of nephrocalcinosis and may detect other findings (e. g. cysts). Radiographs may show many more details than computed tomography; they seem to be more suitable for observing the course of the disease and have a lower radiation dose. Sonography has not been helpful in the diagnosis of nephrocalcinosis. Histology correlates only moderately with the degree of nephrocalcinosis demonstrated in radiographs and computed tomography.

Key words

Nephrocalcinosis Radiographs Computed tomography Sonography Histology Children 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Manz
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. Jaschke
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. van Kaick
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Waldherr
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. Willich
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Kinderklinik und Abteilung für Pathologie der UniversitätHeidelberg 1Federal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Institut für NuklearmedizinDeutsches KrebsforschungszentrumHeidelbergFRG