Open Access Research Article Article ID: ARDM-1-102

    Sonography and Contrast Enhancement MDCT in the Evaluation of Complicated Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

    Francesco Messina, Francesco Loria*, Giuseppe Loria, Luciano Frosina, Francesca Frosina5 and Enrico Morano

    Objectives: Our study is finalized to assess the role of Sonography and MDCT in the diagnostic work-up of patients with complicated Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD).

    Methods: Thirty-five patients with ADPKD underwent Sonography, un-enhanced and contrast-enhancement MDCT for flank pain, haematuria and fever. Sonographic evaluation was made with patients in the supine position, full bladder, by making the patient with deep inalations, and other bedsores  were  used  (side,  prone)  using  other  types  of  acoustic  windows.  MDCT  studies  were performed  with  volumetric  acquisition  technique  (un-enhanced  and  contrast  enhancement),  and the relative images were evaluated at the appropriate work-station using MPR, cMIP, MIP thin and thick, and Volume endering (VRT) reconstructions. Two different Radiologists, with experience in genitourinary imaging, analysed image quality.


    Published on: Aug 3, 2015 Pages: 3-7

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-5495.000002
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