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Magnetic resonance imaging and its application in urology.

Authors
  • Hricak, H
  • Williams, R D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Urology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 1984
Volume
23
Issue
5
Pages
442–454
Identifiers
PMID: 6719662
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) adds an additional dimension to radiologic diagnostic technique. In addition to topographic anatomic display, this new nonionizing modality is capable of providing functional information as well as data about the chemical composition of a given organ and blood flow velocity. In a short period of time in clinical experience its application in urology already includes evaluation of adrenal pathology regarding adrenal hyperplasia and adrenal tumors, diagnosis and staging of renal cell carcinoma, evaluation of retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy, and retroperitoneal fibrosis. In the pelvis, MRI promises to improve our diagnosis and staging of malignancy in the urinary bladder and prostate gland. This is only the beginning of clinical evaluation and the true potential of magnetic resonance, and further clinical indications are constantly evolving.

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