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Magnetic resonance urography in the pediatric population: a clinical perspective

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Diagnostic imaging in pediatric urology has traditionally relied upon multiple modalities based on availability, use of ionizing radiation, and invasiveness to evaluate urological anomalies. These modalities include ultrasonography, voiding cystourethrography, fluoroscopy and radionuclide scintigraphy. Magnetic resonance urography (MRU) has become increasingly useful in depicting more detailed abdominal and pelvic anatomy, specifically in duplex collecting systems, ectopic ureter, ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, megaureter and congenital pelvic anomalies. Here we discuss the clinical role of MRU in the pediatric population and its future direction.

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Acknowledgments

The author group would like to express special gratitude to Dr. Govind Chavhan, staff pediatric radiologist at The Hospital for Sick Children and assistant professor of Medical Imaging at University of Toronto, for helping us with the accuracy of the radiologic terms in our manuscript and for providing good-quality MRU images.

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Chua, M.E., Ming, J.M. & Farhat, W.A. Magnetic resonance urography in the pediatric population: a clinical perspective. Pediatr Radiol 46, 791–795 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-016-3577-z

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