Imaging techniques and renal infections

Stein, K.; Haller, J.; Becker, J.A.

American Family Physician 29(6): 135-145


ISSN/ISBN: 0002-838X
PMID: 6731248
Document Number: 233489
Newer techniques have supplanted the urogram as the preferred procedure for evaluation of several renal infections. When imaging is indicated in acute pyelonephritis, sonography should be performed first. In focal pyelonephritis, sonography and/or computed tomography are preferred. These techniques are also generally required for elucidation of renal abscess and pyonephrosis.

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