Radiological Imaging of the Kidney

  • Emilio Quaia

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Also part of the Diagnostic Imaging book sub series (Med Radiol Diagn Imaging)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Embryology and Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marina Zweyer
      Pages 3-15
    3. Emilio Quaia, Paola Martingano, Marco Cavallaro, Roberta Zappetti
      Pages 17-77
  3. Imaging and Interventional Modalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Emilio Quaia
      Pages 87-127
    3. Emilio Quaia, Paola Martingano, Marco Cavallaro, Roberto Pozzi-Mucelli, Giulia Zamboni, Livia Bernardin et al.
      Pages 129-177
    4. Maria Assunta Cova, Marco Cavallaro, Paola Martingano, Maja Ukmar
      Pages 179-195
    5. Fabio Pozzi-Mucelli, Andrea Pellegrin
      Pages 197-227
    6. Egesta Lopci, Stefano Fanti
      Pages 229-255
  4. Non-Tumoral Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Veronica Donoghue
      Pages 291-310
    3. Kyongtae T. Bae, Alessandro Furlan, Fadi M. El-Merhi
      Pages 311-337
    4. Emilio Quaia
      Pages 339-356
    5. Emilio Quaia, Paola Martingano, Marco Cavallaro
      Pages 357-393
    6. Siân Phillips, Gareth R. Tudor
      Pages 395-415
    7. Alfredo Blandino, Silvio Mazziotti, Fabio Minutoli, Giorgio Ascenti, Michele Gaeta
      Pages 417-444
    8. Emilio Quaia, Leonardo Giarraputo, Paola Martingano, Marco Cavallaro
      Pages 445-473
    9. Therese M. Weber, Mark E. Lockhart
      Pages 475-485
    10. Stuart E. Mirvis
      Pages 487-506
  5. Tumoral Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 507-507
    2. Emilio Quaia
      Pages 509-541
    3. Nagaraj-Setty Holalkere, Daichi Hayashi, Ali Guermazi
      Pages 543-572
    4. Annelies Rappaport, Raymond H. Oyen
      Pages 573-593
    5. Andrew Hines-Peralta, S. Nahum Goldberg
      Pages 595-604
    6. Emilio Quaia, Paola Martingano
      Pages 605-630
    7. Annelies Rappaport, Raymond H. Oyen
      Pages 631-643
    8. Olivier Hélénon, J. M. Correas, S. Merran, E. Dekeyser, A. Vieillefond
      Pages 645-671
  6. Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 673-673
    2. Michael Riccabona
      Pages 675-713
    3. Emilio Quaia, Marco Cavallaro
      Pages 715-744
    4. Emilio Quaia
      Pages 745-761
    5. Nicolas Grenier
      Pages 763-791
    6. Emilio Quaia, Salvatore Sammartano
      Pages 793-809
    7. Emilio Quaia
      Pages 811-829
    8. Nicolas Grenier
      Pages 845-869
    9. Cristina Nanni, Stefano Fanti
      Pages 871-878
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 897-911

About this book


This book provides a unique and comprehensive analysis of the normal anatomy and pathology of the kidney and upper urinary tract from the modern diagnostic imaging point of view. The first part is dedicated to the embryology and normal radiological anatomy of the kidney and anatomic variants. The second part presents in detail all of the imaging modalities which can be employed to assess the kidney and the upper urinary tract, including ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography. Patient preparation and investigation protocols are accurately described, and the principal fields of application of each imaging modality are clearly highlighted. The entire spectrum of kidney pathologies is then presented in a series of detailed chapters. Each pathology is illustrated by high-quality images obtained with state of the art equipment and the most advanced imaging modalities, as well as by figures showing macroscopic and microscopic specimens. The latest innovations in interventional radiology, biopsy procedures, and parametric and molecular imaging are also described, as is the relationship between contrast media and kidney function. This book will be of great interest to all radiologists, oncologists, and urologists who are involved in the management of kidney pathologies in their daily clinical practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Emilio Quaia
    • 1
  1. 1.Ospedale di Cattinara, Ist. RadiologiaUniversità TriesteTriesteItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-87596-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-87597-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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