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Urological applications of computerized axial tomography: a preliminary report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  671635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Computerized tomography scanning of the chest and abdomen has been used as a diagnostic technique in more than 4,500 patients since 1974, 190 of whom had histologically proved disorders of the genitourinary system and retroperitoneum. On the basis of this experience computerized tomography scanning has been found to be safe and effective, and offers certain advantages over conventional techniques. The number, extent and content of renal mass lesions can be determined with relatively great accuracy. The presence and extent of metastases into the retroperitoneum, liver and chest can often be shown by computerized tomography scanning when other tests are negative. Placement of needles for aspiration, biopsy, injection of contrast medium or insertion of drainage tubes can be done more accurately under computerized tomography control. Computerized tomography in itself is non-invasive, carries a low radiation exposure comparable to other radiographic procedures and therefore, can be valuable in following the course of patients with various diseases during and after therapy. While scanning will not replace other diagnostic procedures it should lead to a more judicious selection of potentially hazardous tests in selected cases, such as angiography, aspiration and open biopsy.
B H Stewart; R James; J Haaga; R J Alfidi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  120     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1978 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-09-29     Completed Date:  1978-09-29     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  198-204     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / radiography
Hydronephrosis / radiography,  therapy
Kidney / radiography
Kidney Diseases, Cystic / radiography
Kidney Neoplasms / radiography
Pelvis / radiography
Retroperitoneal Space / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Urologic Diseases / radiography*

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