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Investigating the newborn kidney: update on imaging techniques.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15001130     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Advances in imaging have resulted in higher-quality resolution. Techniques formerly considered to give pure anatomic information are now providing functional data, but the functions provided are not those typically measured in pathophysiologic terms. Instead, the data provided demand that we incorporate this new information into the understanding of the pathologic processes that confront us in clinical practice. Ultrasound provides information about kidney volume, blood flow velocity and blood flow volume. Radioisotopes can show the ability of the proximal tubules to extract the tracer from the blood as well as the ability of the kidney to clear the tracer into the bladder. Magnetic resonance imaging provides information about water content of the kidney.
Isky Gordon; Michael Riccabona
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in neonatology : SN     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1084-2756     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Neonatol     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-05     Completed Date:  2004-04-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606001     Medline TA:  Semin Neonatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  269-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London WC1N 3JH, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Contrast Media
Diagnostic Imaging / methods*
Hydronephrosis / diagnosis,  embryology
Infant, Newborn
Kidney / embryology,  growth & development,  physiology*,  ultrasonography
Kidney Diseases / congenital,  diagnosis*,  embryology
Kidney Function Tests
Radioactive Tracers
Renal Circulation / physiology*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / methods
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 0/Radioactive Tracers

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