European Radiology

, Volume 15, Issue 7, pp 1283–1288 | Cite as

Imaging strategies in pediatric urinary tract infection

  • Jean-Nicolas DacherEmail author
  • Anne Hitzel
  • Fred E. Avni
  • Pierre Vera


This article is focused on the controversial topic of imaging strategies in pediatric urinary tract infection. A review of the recent literature illustrates the complementary roles of ultrasound, diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. The authors stress the key role of ultrasound which has recently been debated. The commonly associated vesicoureteric reflux has to be classified as congenital or secondary due to voiding dysfunction. A series of frequently asked questions are addressed in a second section. The proposed answers are not the product of a consensus but should rather be considered as proposals to enrich the ongoing debate concerning the evaluation of urinary tract infection in children.


Urinary tract infection Imaging strategies Children 



The authors thank Richard Medeiros, Rouen University Hospital Medical Editor, for his advice in editing the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Nicolas Dacher
    • 1
    • 2
    • 5
    Email author
  • Anne Hitzel
    • 1
    • 3
  • Fred E. Avni
    • 4
  • Pierre Vera
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Quant-IF Laboratory, School of Medicine and PharmacyUniversity of RouenRouenFrance
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyRouen University Hospital Charles NicolleRouenFrance
  3. 3.Department of Nuclear MedicineCRLCC Henri BecquerelRouenFrance
  4. 4.Department of Radiology, Erasmus HospitalFree University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium
  5. 5.Laboratoire Quant-IfUFR Médecine Pharmacie de RouenRouen CEDEX 01France

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